Tar Sands Proposal Sparks Protest in Maine

Map of proposed tar sands pipeline (National Resources Council of Maine)

Map of proposed tar sands pipeline from the National Resources Council of Maine.

As debate in Washington heats up over a proposed extension to the controversial Keystone Pipeline — which would carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast — northern New England is in the midst of its own pipeline dispute.

On Saturday, more than 1400 people braved the winter chill to march in Portland, Maine, in what was billed as the largest rally against tar sands oil in the Northeast. Protesters object to a possible plan to pump tar sands oil from Montreal to down to Portland.


Seth Koenig, Portland Bureau Chief for the Bangor Daily News.


Huffington Post “Portland, Maine Tar Sands Protest Sees Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Pipeline From Montreal”

Bangor Daily News “Portland officials grapple with tar sands oil policy while massive protest looms”


Here’s a map of the various tar sands pipelines, including the Keystone pipeline.¬†C:Documents and SettingsgmceachernMy DocumentsEnbridgeLine

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