Welcome to 350 Maine!
Break Free from Fossil Fuels
For a livable climate and a just transition to renewable energy, fossil fuels must be kept in the ground. No crude oil "bomb trains". No fracked gas or oil infrastructure. No more pollution. On May 14 people from all over the northeast converged in Albany, NY, for a massive action to stop these dangerous trains in their tracks. Joining others all around the world, we put our bodies in the way of fossil fuels to show the collective power of our movement. See media coverage, photos, and more here: www.Albany2016.org
Our actions in Albany were joyful, poignant, beautiful. Nearly 2,000 people marched through the South End of Albany, where low-income communities’ health and safety are compromised by the bomb trains (carrying volatile fracked oil). Hundreds of us risked arrest by occupying the tracks for 12 hours, preventing bomb trains from entering the Port of Albany.
In spite of the distance, Mainers showed up in force to Break Free! 60-70 of us made the trip. Members of 350 Waldo County and 350 Maine worked tirelessly to plan the actions and get Mainers to Albany. Many thanks to everyone who participated or supported in any way.
Check back for details about 350 Maine actions for the anniversary of the oil train disaster in Lac-Mégantic on July 6.
For details on our upcoming meetings and events, see our calendar.
NOTE: if you are interested in hosting a Tar Sands Healing Walk presentation in your area, please contact Lee Chisholm, Sarah Lachance or Hilary Clark. See a video of a 11/23/14 presentation in Damariscotta here.
If you are interested in hosting a presentation related to the “Clear Skies Ordinance” win in South Portland, please contact Bob Klotz.
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.