(Parkman moratorium hearing on 6/13/13)
On June 13, 2013, the towns of Dexter and Parkman held meetings to consider moratoriums on highway construction. The highway that is the target of these moratoriums is the East-West Corridor project.
Please see additional details here.
(Parkman moratorium hearing on 6/13/13)
There was an “oil pipeline issue” in South Portland…with the truth a bit elusive…
See additional detail here.
ACTION needed: see this link regarding information for you to contact the Portland Pipe Line Co. to clarify the closing of a road in South Portland due to an “oil pipeline issue”.
Initial requests for information have not been associated with fully “transparent” facts, as per the stated intent of the company.
We need to help our elected officials live up to their responsibility to protect our environment.This has been a tough session for our environment and there continues to be Maine state legislative realities that put all of us at risk. This includes bills that have supported open pit and mountaintop removal mining; political maneuvering that has delayed attention to the feed-in-tariff, energy-efficiency and divestment legislation; and legislative compromise that has negated a tar sands oil moratorium. If you have been following the many energy bills in the Maine legislature, you are probably aware that they have been combined into an Omnibus Energy Bill (OEB). This bill has some good aspects but it includes some unacceptable aspects as well. As a result environmental groups in Maine are divided on the bill. 350 Maine joins with the Sierra Club-Maine Chapter and Environment Maine in deciding to not support the OEB. The negative elements of the bill – subsidizing natural gas infrastructure rather than moving Maine off fossil fuels, requiring rate payers to support the natural gas market, forcing Mainers to support extreme extraction via fracking of natural gas in other states, and redirecting Efficiency Maine funds away from homeowners (see CORRECTION below) – far outweigh the benefits. Given the pace of the somewhat convoluted process, 350 Maine asks you to contact your representatives to identify your lack of support for the OEB – and your overall concerns for the assault on the environment. You can reach your representative by calling 1-800-423-2900 and your senator at 1-800-423-6900. If you would like a return call, include your name and phone number in your message. Click here for information on who your representatives are and how to email them. CORRECTION: In a recent email and on our Web site and Facebook pages, we incorrectly said that the Omnibus Energy BIll would redirect Efficiency Maine funds away from homeowners; these funds for energy efficiency remain intact. 350 Maine continues to urge lack of support for the Omnibus Energy BIll because of its natural gas agenda. We continue to encourage all of us to make contact with your legislative representatives to express your views in support of our environment – and all of us!
12 noon to 1 pm every Sunday on the Casco Bay Bridge*
Sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of South Portland.
Bring your own sign and join with us in opposition to Tar Sands Oil.
* northeastern side – as you are leaving South Portland
And be sure to see this link for other opportunities to support the Concerned Citizens of South Portland – and all of us!
TODAY – and in the coming weeks!
WE NEED YOU!South Portland needs your assistance – and the Concerned Citizens of South Portland (CCSP) can support you – as they continue their impressive work to stop Tar Sands Oil from flowing into Casco Bay. There are a number of opportunities for you to support the CCSP – with June 6th a key date, as the CCSP kicks off their new Campaign. There are also a host of opportunities for you to volunteer your support over the coming weeks. Please see this link for further information! Looking forward to seeing you in South Portland!
TONIGHT!Join us on Tuesday, June 4th, for The 350 Maine Greater Portland Get Together. WHERE: the Eastern Promenade in Portland WHEN: 6:30 pm on 6/4 For additional information, see this Facebook link or here. See you on Tuesday night – as we continue to grow 350 Maine – and the Greater Portland group.
Join the 350 Maine Tar Sands Team!link.
TAR SANDS OIL:
WHY IT MATTERS TO ME!SCAN(Seacoast Citizen Action Network) and 350 Maine York County WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 p.m. WHERE: York Public Library WHO: YOU! – in conversation with Bob Klotz of 350 Maine
Q & A to follow
Free admission & refreshments
see SCAN for more information