South Portland, Maine—At a news conference this morning outside of South Portland City Hall, local residents announced a new campaign to qualify a citizen’s initiative for the November ballot to keep South Portland safe from tar sands oil. The Waterfront Protection Ordinance would change the city’s zoning ordinance to block ExxonMobil, the majority owner of the Portland-Montreal pipeline, from building two 70-foot smokestacks next to Bug Light and other oil infrastructure needed to export tar sands out of Casco Bay. ExxonMobil, the majority owner of the Portland-Montreal pipeline has proposed to build these smokestacks on the pier in order to export tar sands.
Voting FOR a tar sands free S. Portland
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Concerned citizens standing up to protect Casco Bay