Oil interests spend $600,000 in South Portland campaign


The dueling campaigns over the Waterfront Protection Ordinance are on track to be among the most costly local referendums in recent history.

By Matt Byrne mbyrne@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

Opponents of the South Portland ballot proposal have outspent backers by almost 6 to 1.

The group representing oil-handling terminals and waterfront businesses in South Portland has spent more than $600,000 to defeat the controversial Waterfront Protection Ordinance, according to financial disclosure information filed Friday.