Welcome to 350 Maine!
PROTECT OUR WATERS AND THE CLIMATE
BAN TAR SANDS TANKERS!!!!
Maine has been a powerful focus related to the tar sands threat – both as a point of risk for tar sands flowing to the East Coast and as a source of strong opposition to the extraction, transportation and use of this toxic fuel.
There is much evidence of our success in our opposition to tar sands: we helped to ensure that it does not flow through New England and we worked to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. In addition, the proposed $16 billion dollar TransCanada Energy East pipeline – that will travel from Alberta to New Brunswick – avoids a more-direct route through New England, arguably due to our opposition.
However, to bring the tar sands product to market will require a steady stream of tankers in our water, which carries many risks!
From increased tanker traffic in the Gulf of Maine, the risk of inevitable oil spills (involving tar sands oil that, as per a study by the National Academy of Sciences, cannot be cleaned up), further negative impacts on the endangered and distressed North American right whale and other sea life -- and the profound destruction to Maine’s marine economy -- and the host of current and future climate change impacts, the risks are enormous –- and unacceptable.
There is much to do in continuing our opposition to the extreme energy realities of tar sands. Here’s what you can do TODAY:
Please sign this petition to President Obama, insisting
that he place a moratorium on tar sands tankers
PLEASE SHARE this petition with your friends and family (see the links at the bottom of the petition).
350 Maine appreciates all of your support and involvement with this issue. If you are willing to directly work on this and other extreme energy issues, please contact Sarah Lachance of the 350 Maine Extreme Energy and Solutions Team.
Be sure to see 350 Maine’s online Calendar for upcoming events, including:
October 11-26: Maine Peace Walk -- “Stop the War$ On Mother Earth”
350 Maine is proud to support the 5th Annual Maine Peace Walk. Starting at the home of the Penobscot Nation on Indian Island, the Walk (which you can join, at any point, for any duration) continues to Kittery (including a protest at the Kittery Naval Shipyard on Wednesday, October 26). Please support the Walk -- with your participation (with community events in the evening) and support for the walkers (including housing and financial donations). FMI:
#NoDAPL: No Dakota Access Pipeline!
What is 350 Maine?
We're building a grassroots network across the state to address the crisis of climate change and a world too dependent on dirty fossil fuels.
Together, under the banner of the message and organizing model of 350.org, we're forging a path to a cleaner, more sustainable future that puts the long term health of the planet and its inhabitants above the short term profits of energy companies.