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We're supporting local, sustainable agriculture

Maine has so many healthy, local farms, but we import more of our food from out of state than any other state in the continental U.S. Too much of this imported food comes from big factory farms that pollute waterways, foul the air and fuel global warming. We’re working to change this by enabling Maine’s small, sustainable farms to feed more of our state.

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Maine Residents Fight American Petroleum Institute Lobbyists Over Ban on Tar Sands Shipments

Portland, Maine, has become the latest battleground in the fight against tar sands oil, with local residents facing off against energy industry forces in an attempt to ban tar sands oil from the city’s port.

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Tar sands ban gets final approval in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND - After a roll call vote that came more than three hours after the start of its meeting Monday night, July 21, the South Portland City Council gave final approval to a ban on tar sands-oil that's been dubbed the "clear skies ordinance."

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South Portland City Council bans tar sands

SOUTH PORTLAND — South Portland made history Monday night when the City Council voted 6-1 to pass a land-use ordinance meant to prevent the bulk loading of tar sands oil on the city’s waterfront.

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South Portland Tar Sands Ban Enacted


The South Portland City Council has voted to ban the export of Canadian tar-sands crude through the city, effectively ending any attempt to bring the crude from western Canada through a pipeline into the city. 

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South Portland Passes Tar Sands Ordinance on Final Vote

South Portland—In an historic vote, the South Portland City Council tonight voted 6-1 to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance to protect the city from a tar sands crude oil terminal. 

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