December 9 2016 Email

#NoDAPL: the struggle continues

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On Sunday, December 4, many prayers and actions were answered with the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that “the administration will not allow the four-state, $3.8-billion pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation” (source). Unfortunately, the extreme energy companies responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline have signaled their ongoing disrespect of the indigenous Water Protectors, and due process; see their response to the Army Corps of Engineers here.

Please consider this link of current information updates from various media sources (including from Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben). 

See our evolving document, #NoDAPL: Things That YOU Can Do!


Interested in starting a new 350 Maine local group in your town?

Currently, our active “nodes” (local sub-groups of 350 Maine) are Bangor Area, Central Maine (in Waterville) and Greater Portland. We also have volunteers considering starting new nodes in the Brunswick/Bath area and the Ellsworth area. If you are near one of these established or forming groups and would like to connect with local volunteers, let us know! Or, if you are not near one of these groups and are interested in connecting with other 350 Maine supporters in your area to consider forming a new node, please be in touch: info@350maine.org or 207-522-3238.

 


Upcoming Events

  • 12/10Standing Rock Prayer Event: Join 350 Maine supporters in Monument Square in Portland at 4 p.m. on Saturday in prayer and meditation around the events at Standing Rock. See additional information here.

  • 12/15: 350 Central Maine/Waterville Action Planning, Group Building and Pot Luck Dinner: Help us plan next steps for protecting our climate during a Trump presidency. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m at the Unitarian Universalist Church (69 Silver St., Waterville; please use side entrance). For further information, contact Dick Thomas, richard.thomas@mainegeneral.org.

  • 12/15: 350 Greater Portland Meeting: Allen Avenue Unitarian Church, 524 Allen Ave, Portland. 6:30-8:30 p.m. All are welcome to join our twice-monthly meeting. Contact Lee Chisholm for more information (776-3746 or leechisholm@comcast.net).

  • 12/17: Nonviolent Direct Action Training, 12:00-4:00 pm at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. in Portland. Details here.
  • Ongoing: With Big Oil suing the small town of South Portland, we need the support of many again! Please support the Clear Skies Ordinance Legal Defense Fund by donating to Protect South Portland's FundRazr

See 350 Maine’s online Calendar for additional upcoming events


And in closing, a powerful march that 350 Maine just supported, 
and one coming up in April 2017!

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