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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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Bangor Daily News: Owner disputes report that Maine oil pipeline has exceeded life span

Environmentalists are pointing to a New Hampshire court document as evidence the Portland-Montreal pipeline has exceeded its life span and can’t be trusted to safely transport so-called tar sands oil...

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Portland Press Herald: Another View: Big Oil’s marketing of tar sands a bait-and-switch operation

Big Oil has pulled a big bait and switch on the people of Maine. Either that or it has a memory problem...

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Portland Sun: Canadian agency's decision on pipeline raises concern about tar sands in Maine

A Canadian agency's decision to allow the flow reversal of a pipeline from Ontario to Montreal was decried as the first step toward pumping tar sands through Maine.

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Portland Press Herald: Maine farms, students would benefit from ‘food hubs’

A new bill would allow big buyers like schools and jails to shop for competitively priced local products.
 
 

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Centralmaine.com: Maine farms, students would benefit from ‘food hubs’

The state’s agriculture industry should get more of the millions Maine institutions spend on meals.
 
 

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