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Important City Council Workshop

(your presence makes a huge difference) 

When: Monday, November 9th at 6:30

Topic: Request for a moratorium on the NGL proposal to put propane storage in Rigby Yard 

Where: SP City Hall

This is an important meeting to attend with big health and safety issues at stake for us all!! 

Please put it on your calendar.

NGL has applied to the City of South Portland to relocate their liquid propane terminal in Rigby Yard. Their first proposal having been refused, they now have a revised proposal. Thornton Heights residents, living in close proximity to Rigby, are seriously questioning the wisdom of the current NGL proposal, and so are asking for a moratorium to give the City time to really study the issues. Here are some of the concerns:

 

  • There has been confusion about this application from the beginning. Are the city's ordinances not clear to applicants? Wouldn't it be smart to take the time to look at this before acting on what could be a very risky project?
  • If there is very little benefit to S.P. in terms of jobs and revenue, then why are we even considering such a risky project?
  • The people who live around Rigby Yard are our neighbors, whose health and safety matters to us. In light of what will be at stake for them, we all need to look deeply at the proposal.
  • Do we even know what other dangerous items would share Rigby Yard with a propane terminal there? Would their presence increase the risk exponentially? 
  • It is only common sense to take the time to study at all these aspects, and more.

 

Our City Councilors need to hear from ALL of us, so please consider stepping up to speak at the workshop.

 

And if you can’t make the workshop, please email City Counselors about this issue at:

lcohen@southportland.org

psmith@southportland.org

mlinscott@southportland.org

tblake@southportland.org

mbeecher@southportland.org

cmorgan@southportland.org

bfox@southportland.org

 

Letters to the Editor, which are widely read, are extremely important also. (Portland Press Herald, The Sentry, The Current, and the Forecaster)

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ELECTION DAY: Tuesday Nov. 3rd

Don’t forget to vote !!!!

***And remember: all SP residents can vote for all city councilors!***

 

Vote Yes on Question 1 for Clean Elections!

Kris Clark of "Yes on 1" has asked PSP supporters to rally behind the Accountable Elections referendum question. For more information, go to: www.accountable elections.org

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Gov.LePage freezing funds for land for Land for Maine’s Future 

 

Sign our online petition today urging Rep. Battle to vote in support of the Land for Maine's Future Program!

 

Governor Paul LePage has effectively shut down the Land for Maine’s Future Program, Maine’s most successful and popular land conservation program. The Governor is holding hostage the 2010 and 2012 voter-approved LMF bonds for political reasons, he has frozen existing LMF funds, and his appointed department heads are not attending LMF board meetings. As a result, more than 30 excellent conservation projects are now at risk. Your state representative, Rep. Kevin Battle (R-South Portland), a critical swing vote, needs to hear from you. In July Rep. Battle voted against a bill to release the funds.

- Meg Braley and the Protect South Portland team

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