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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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South Portland council backs tar sands ban

A proposed ordinance to keep the oil from entering the city passes its first hurdle in a 6-1 vote after 500 people pack a meeting to listen to the debate.
 

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South Portland tar sands ban: 1 vote down, 2 to go

An ordinance that would prevent unrefined tar sands oil from being piped through the city passed the first of three hurdles in a special meeting Wednesday night.

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In 6-1 Vote, South Portland Bans Loading Crude Oil

The latest attempt to keep tar sands crude out of South Portland has taken a step forward. The city council there voted last night to approve an ordinance barring the bulk loading of crude oil for export and construction of facilities needed for that.

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Tar-sands ban crosses first hurdle in South Portland

The South Portland City Council on Wednesday night voted 6-1 (Michael Pock opposed) to approve a first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit tar-sands from flowing into the city.

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South Portland City Council passes tar sands oil ban ordinance

The South Portland City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday night that will prohibit loading tar sands crude oil in bulk onto marine tank vessels in the city.

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