Maine Town Wins Round In Tar Sands Oil Battle With Industry

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Above Photo: The city of South Portland, Maine has spent five years fighting to stop a local pipeline company from bringing tar sands oil through the city and building a pair smokestacks near Bug Light Park. Credit: Corey Templeton via Creative Commons

At the heart of the legal fight between South Portland and a pipeline company is the issue of ‘local control,’ and whether a community can block an energy project.

  • Bob Beal

    The commerce clause is the U.S. analogy to the investor-state dispute mechanism in international trade pacts.

    “CELDF is spearheading a movement to advance Community Rights and Rights of Nature over corporate claimed “rights.””
    https://celdf.org/about/

    and industry reaction thereto, which nails it on the head–systemic change is required:
    The CELDF and the Dangerous Radicals Exploiting Fracking
    http://naturalgasnow.org/celdf-dangerous-radicals-exploiting-fracking/