Email 11/7/16


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-source: Standing Rock Rising

#NoDAPL: No Dakota Access Pipeline:
Standing with Standing Rock -- an Update

"The opposing lines next to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation have been clearly drawn. On the one hand, the pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners, is nearly 90% finished with the project and is resolved to continue building as if there were no tomorrow. On the other hand, indigenous activists are equally and oppositely resolved."

How do we counter the power and momentum of the fossil fuel industry? For context on the Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, read the full article by Lee Chisholm here.

What will you do to stand in solidarity with the water and climate protectors at Standing Rock? Here are four options:

1. Join or organize a local event; developing details are available here

  • Bangor: noon on Tuesday, 11/15.
  • Waterville: 4:30 pm on Tuesday, 11/15.
  • Portland: 5:45 pm on Thursday, 11/17.

What about YOUR town? November 15 is an international #NoDAPL Day of Action called for by the Indigenous Environmental Network, 350.org and others. We can help you if you would like to plan your own event. Contact info@350maine.org or 207-522-3228 for details. 

2. Contact the Army Corps of Engineers (which fast-tracked the permits for DAPL and has the ability to deny the last permit for the pipeline to go under the Missouri River): call (202) 761-8700 or email.

3. Donate to support Maine Wabanaki tribe members who continue to engage with Standing Rock.

4. Travel to Standing Rock (Northeast rideshare board here). 

350 Maine encourages you to step up in solidarity with communities on the frontline who continue to be most impacted by our dependence on fossil fuels. 

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Image by Ken Ross



Vote "YES!" for the Climate on 11/8 -- including:
KEEP IT IN THE GROUND...and off the ground and out of our waterways….

Attention Topsham residents! Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Midcoast has successfully gathered enough signatures to add two local "anti-petroleum" waste referendum questions to tomorrow's ballot.

The first measure asks whether you support a 5 cent fee for single-use plastic and paper carry-out bags given at checkout. Like the Portland and South Portland ordinances, this would only apply to stores with greater than two percent food sales. The second measure asks whether you support a ban on polystyrene (Styrofoam) food and beverage containers.

If the measures pass, Topsham will join several other communities in Maine that are taking important strides toward keeping plastic and Styrofoam pollution out of our waterways and streets.



REMINDER: Please say “NO!” to Tar Sands Tankers in the Gulf of Maine



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