News from Protect South Portland, Maine
Protect South Portland

November 29, 2016

Dear Friend,

When Exxon-Mobil tried to build a tar sands export terminal next to Bug Light Park in South Portland, Maine, the community banded together to launch a long, strong, intense, and very successful effort to block the oil industry from pumping tar sands to South Portland. It was a classic David and Goliath battle that resulted in the passage of South Portland's Clear Skies Ordinance. It stopped corporate oil in its tracks. It was a battle and victory that people in our country and Canada followed closely, for it had great significance for them, as well as for us, in protecting our air, water, and the earth's environment from the dirtiest oil on earth.

As expected, the oil industry is suing the City of South Portland to overturn our airtight ordinance. They are determined not only to force their project through, but to make us pay for saying no to them.  

The litigation is extremely expensive and the oil industry's pockets are deeper than deep. It is a classic corporate strategy to intimidate small communities with limited funds. Given the high quality of the Clear Skies Ordinance itself, we can topple the giant again, but it's not possible without your help. Your immediate help in the form of contributions to fight the legal battle is critical at this time.

Donate to the Clear Skies Legal Defense Fund

Checks may be made out to:                          Send check to:
City of South Portland                                    City of South Portland
 ( memo: Clear Skies Legal Fund)                Clear Skies Legal Fund
                                                                               25 Cottage Rd.
                                                                               South Portland, Maine 04106

Let's stand together to defend this small community's right to protect its citizens and to determine its future. Please make a contribution to the Clear Skies Legal Defense Fund by donating $10, $20, $100 - whatever you can.

Donate to the Clear Skies Legal Defense Fund

Given the seismic shift in our national landscape and the predicted loosening of federal environmental regulations, it is critical that local communities carry the torch in protecting our health and environment.

Thank you for your support,

Rachel Burger (on behalf of Protect South Portland Coordinators)
Rachel Burger, President  
Coordinators: Meg Braley Cathy Chapman Laura Dorle MJ Ferrier Taryn Hallweaver
 Abby Huntoon Andy Jones Judith Kline Bob Klotz Sarah LaChance
 Priscilla Skerry Linden Thigpen Roberta Zuckerman
P. O. Box 2154 South Portland, ME 04106


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