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Dividing the State: Proposed East-West Corridor Affects Washington County

Link to Original Articleby Hillary Savage | Machias Valley News Observer | January 19, 2013 A highway bisecting Maine, running from Canada in the East, to Canada in the West has brought much concern from the people of Maine. Ranging from environmental concerns, economic and business, to quality of life and property rights, the proposed East-West Highway by Peter Vigue and Cianbro has already divided the state.An informational hearing, coordinated by Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) was […]

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STEWC has strong presence at Rally of Unity on January 8th!

On January 8th, members of STEWC joined members of over 20 other progressive activist groups in a Rally of Unity at the State House. It was an inspiring and successful day with over 150 participants, including drumming and dancing led by members of the Wabanaki Confederacy who are also raising awareness on #IdleNoMore. Thanks to everyone for coming to speak to legislators and share hope for a healthy and prosperous future in Maine, the way life should be!

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Privatizing a Basic Human Right: Water

Source: ReadtheDirt.org

By: Young Writers

By Samuel Bliss

[ReadtheDirt.org] Editor’s Note: One of our young and empowered voices—Samuel Bliss—gives us a run down on the issue of bottled water in the Northwest. Even if we don’t want to admit it, the Northwest is not immune from large corporations acquiring rights to its water. This piece complements our previous piece “Bottle the Skagit River?”.

Sam Bliss is a junior studying Environmental Economics and Spanish […]

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Environment group says it will sue to stop Garden Parkway in Charlotte, NC

By Steve Harrison sharrison@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 Link to Original Article.

On the heels of a successful lawsuit that has stopped construction of a Union County toll road, an environmental group said it will file a new federal lawsuit Tuesday to thwart another planned toll project – the Garden Parkway in Gaston County.

The Southern Environmental Law Center in Chapel Hill alleges that the N.C. Turnpike Authority did a “defective” environmental impact study for the […]

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Nestle water plant? Not in our town, Enumclaw says.

Seattle Times – July 24, 2008, last modified

Faced with the prospect of a new water-bottling plant and the tapping of a mountain spring, the citizens of Enumclaw fought back.

By Cara Solomon, Times South King County Reporter

Last spring, in the small town of Enumclaw, a company came calling. What it wanted was water. One hundred million gallons a year, to be precise.

It would pay nicely for the privilege. It would set up a bottling plant and provide […]

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Nestlé Looking at Water, Enumclaw

May 28, 2008

SMALL TOWN BUSINESS

Company wants to bottle city resource, operate a plant here.

By Kevin Hanson

for The Enumclaw Courier Herald

ENUMCLAW, Washington (STPNS) — The huge Nestlé Corporation would like to tap into Enumclaw’s pristine water supply, pull millions of gallons of the cool liquid from a natural spring each week and bottle the natural beverage in a facility on the city’s east side.

The proposal will be topic of discussion Monday during an Enumclaw […]

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