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Passamaquoddy moving ahead to build Bottling Plant

DW4L was alarmed to find out that the Passamaquoddy Tribal Leaders have returned to the idea to tap one of the largest aquifers in Maine, and build a bottling plant. Under the guise of creating jobs, the Tribe now faces even more exploitation, if they give up the rights to their water. In addition, the […]

Quebec and New Brunswick Fracking Leases around East-West Highway

Action Alert: Contact your rep today to oppose LD 1671

Action Alert

Funding of East-West Highway Feasibility Study

Coming up for vote as early as tomorrow, 2/28

Contact your representative today opposing LD 1671

LD 1671, An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study for an East-West Highway, has been voted out of the […]

Letter to Representative: Vote to Oppose the East-West Highway

Attn: Representative Dennis Keschl

From: Chris Buchanan, 273 Manchester Road, Belgrade, ME 04917


(207) 357-1443


February 24, 2012

Dear Representative Keschl,

As one of your constituents I am writing to urge you to oppose LD 1671, An Act to Fund a Feasibility Study of the East-West Highway, that may come to the house […]

Take Action against Takings!

DW4L testifies against the new Takings Bill, LD 1810, 2-21-12

Nestle is behind this bill! We urge you to take action to oppose LD 1810 by contacting members of the Judciary Committee and your local representatives. See our testimony for more info: https://defendingwater.net/maine/2012/02/takings-bill-testimony-from-dw4l-ld-1810-2-21-12/

Takings Bill Testimony from DW4L, LD 1810, 2-21-12

Written Testimony to the Judiciary Committee in Opposition to LD1810

February 21, 2012 ~ State House Room 438

Good afternoon Senator Hasting, Representative Nass, and other honorable members of the Judiciary Committee:

Unfortunately I am unable to make it to testify in person. My name is Chris Buchanan and I’m an organizer […]

LD 1671 Work Session Testimony & Talking Points Resource

February 16, 2012

Dear members of the Transportation Committee,

I have compiled these points regarding LD 1671 that I urge you to consider. We want to see Maine prosper. Please do not allow this feasibility study to occur, for the following reasons:

Taxpayers funding a “financial” feasibility study, to see if private investors will profit. […]

Marie Zwicker’s Testimony in Opposition to LD 1671

As a voting resident and person who loves Maine “the way life should be” it has come to my attention that LD 1671, An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway, is scheduled for a public hearing. As my memory serves, such a road has […]

Chris Buchanan’s Testimony in Oppostion of LD 1671


273 Manchester Road

Belgrade, ME 04917

Statement to the Transportation Committee regarding LD1671:

We are OPPOSED to An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway

February 14, 2012 State House Room […]

Whose Valley is it Anyway?

The 9th Annual Skagit Human Rights Festival March 2012 Whose Valley is it Anyway? Corporate Power or Community Power? March is Human Rights Month in Skagit County, and the Skagit Human Rights Festival has some great events planned to put relevant conversations on the community table. Lee Mann Exhibition–Art opening, Thurs., March 1, 5 p.m, […]