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Peter Vigue takes east-west highway gospel to forest resources group

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff | Sept. 13, 2012, at 11:44 p.m

Link to Original Article & Video

BANGOR, Maine — Given its location, if Maine is to prosper in the evolving global economy, it must take advantage of every potential opportunity that it can.

And when it comes to competing, the state needs to […]

15 Reasons the East-West Highway Will Never Be Built (Plus a Political Bonus!)

Analysis: Nails in the coffin

by Lance Tapley | Thursday September 6th, 2012

Link to Original Article

This past spring, out of the blue, Republican Governor Paul LePage and the GOP-controlled Maine Legislature funded a $300,000 study by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) of the feasibility of a corporate-owned, toll superhighway across the middle […]

Press Coverage from East-West Highway Rally 2-14-12

Press coverage is listed below in three sections: 1) Print, 2) TV, and 3) Radio

note: due to conglomerate press ownership, some articles repeat.

1) Print http://www.pressherald.com/news/East-west-highway-idea-resurfaces-in-Legislature.html (same as below) http://www.pressherald.com/news/this-time-private-money-would-fund-east-west-road_2012-02-15.html (same as above)


http://www.sunjournal.com/news/approved/0001/11/30/renewed-interest-east-west-highway-reaches-state-h/1155440 (same as below) http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/14/news/augusta/renewed-interest-in-east-west-highway-reaches-state-house/?ref=mostReadBoxBusiness (same as above)




http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/071bc5ca7ef54de69738ad69cb7689ab/ME–East-West-Highway/ (same as below) http://www.htrnews.com/usatoday/article/38576715?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs (same as above)



Defending Water for Life in Maine at the Common Ground Country Fair

Making Quilt Squares at the Common Ground Fair

Defending Water for Life in Maine tabled for three days at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME. Organizers Denise and Chris spoke with hundreds of people about protecting water in Maine. We provided a couple interactive activities for fairgoers, including a poster sized “Anti-Bottled Water” […]

Letter to UN on 1st anniversary of UN Right to Water Mandate

Defending Water for Life Coordinator Ruth Caplan helped draft this letter to the United Nations. Currently, we and other organizations are gathering signatures. As soon as the signing is complete, we will post the final Letter here on the website…

Letter body:

Esteemed President of the General Assembly, UN functionaries, and State Representatives,

We are […]

Thank you White Wolf Inn!

I am writing this letter to send deep regards and thanks to Sandi and her staff at the White Wolf Inn in Stratton.

Sandi generously hosted the Mother Earth Water Walkers when they came through Stratton on May 11. We all enjoyed excellently cooked and filling meals at the restaurant, and slept soundly in the […]

Mother Earth Water Walk Photos!

The Mother Earth Water Walk, Eastern Direction: This Native American Ceremony started in Machiasport on Saturday, May 7 to raise awareness of the life force of water, and our need to respect water in our culture.


Action Alert! Defend the Right to Water for People and Nature! Join the Mother Earth Water Walk!





Statement on World Water Day

click HERE to download PDF version

As the world reels from the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear catastrophe in Japan, a disaster which was never supposed to happen, we have an opportunity today on World Water Day to look into the future and pledge to take action to prevent another impending disaster. We must not […]

Presentation to Catarina de Albuquerque, Independent Expert on Human Rights Obligations Related to Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

Presentation to Catarina de Albuquerque, Independent Expert on Human Rights Obligations Related to Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

By Ruth Caplan, National Coordinator,

Defending Water for Life Campaign

Alliance for Democracy

Washington DC, February 23, 2011

Before presenting specific examples in E below of how communities in the United States, with which […]