Rally Against Keystone and Tar Sands - the post-report



 Vigil-goers in Portland

With the release of the final State Department Environmental Impact Statement related to the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, January 31st (the last one was written by oil lobbyists), the wishes of the people are being ignored. Apparently we need to further insist on attention to our expectations for a safe and sustainable world. 

On Monday evening, February 3rd, across the country, individuals and groups came together for vigils in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. In Maine, those vigils took place in the communities noted below.

Thanks to all who turned out for the events, to the hosts of each event - and to those of you who forwarded photos and new stories. 

We are still compiling materials and will include them below, ASAP. 

Team 350 Maine


  • Statewide (combined): see photos here.


  • Auburn: Festival Park. 5:30 pm

See photos here 


  • Bangor: at Harlow Street near Bangor Public Library @ 5:00 pm

See photos here

See WABI report here


  • Belfast: on the bridge across the Passy (Routes 1 & 3) @ 5:00 pm

See photos here


  • Brunswick: The Green on Maine Street @ 5:00 pm

See photos here 


  • Portland: Monument Square on Congress St. in Portland at 5:30 pm

See photos here. See Bangor Daily News article here. See WCSH news report here. And see a fun video here


  • Waterville: the intersection of Elm and Silver Streets @ 4:15 pm

See photos here


  • York at Portsmouth, NH: at Market Square in Portsmouth @ 6:00 pm

Our 350 York supporters were involved with the Portsmouth, NH event; see photos here


See this link related to the CREDO Action Pledge

For those who didn’t catch the 350 video chat on Tuesday, we are expecting a student action in DC March 2, 2014 (see www.xldissent.org) and have been counseled to start saving bail money and set aside the last two weeks in April. Locally, there will be Credo Pledge of Resistance trainings in Durham on February 22 and in Portsmouth NH on March 2. Both groups have local actions in mind. People get ready and stay ready!

Also, see this link for information as to how to join a national effort to support the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS 3) in their legal battle.