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Protect South Portland


Dear Friends, neighbors, SP community, and extended community,


Last night the South Portland Planning Board voted 6:1 to support the Clear Skies Ordinance, (the new law that would protect our community from tar sands), clearly aligning themselves with the health, safety, and wishes of South Portlanders, despite strong pressure from the oil industry. Once again, the vote was met with a joyful standing ovation from a very enthusiastic SP community.

But it’s not over yet!

Now we’re down to the final step to pass the ordinance. 


Let’s all join together to witness this historic event!


The Big Vote by City Council

7PM Mon. July 21st

SP Community Center Gym

21 Nelson Rd., South Portland


Stand tall with your neighbors and friends for a groundbreaking finish to this leg of our long journey. Please tell your councilors why clean air is important to you in your life by standing up and talking for a minute or two.

RSVP here!


"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."- Margaret J. Wheatley

Wear your Clear Skies tee-shirts, or any light blue shirt you have.


Click here for frequently asked questions about the ordinance.

Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better. Interweave all these communities and you really have an America that is back on its feet again." -  Studs Terkel


See you in 5 short days!

Meg and the Protect South Portland Team


PS: For a really huge turnout, please forward this to 3 friends ASAP.

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