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Action!

Help the Penobscot Nation in their effort to save their River!

Contact Maine's legislators and the EPA

Maine Governor Lepage escalated the river dispute between Penobscot Nation and state government by calling on our elected officials in Washington to "intervene" (interfere) in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to protect Penobscot fishing rights and ensure a clean, healthy river for all. For those who feel compelled to help Penobscots and the beautiful River we all love, addresses for our Washington delegates are provided below. We encourage you to raise your voice. They heard from Lepage, now they should hear from the People. And if you'd like to send words of appreciation or a thank-you note along to the Environmental Protection Agency for protecting the health of the Penobscot River, that address is provided below as well. LePage presents a looming threat of industrialization and accompanying territorial theft at the hands of state government. --- Maria Girouard

Senator Susan M. Collins
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Senator Angus S. King
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D 20510

Congressman Bruce L. Poliquin
426 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Congresswoman Rochelle M. Pingree
2162 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 201515

To send words of appreciation or a thank you note along to the Environmental Protection Agency for protecting the health of the Penobscot River:
Mr. H. Curtis Spalding
Regional Administrator
USEPA REGION 1 – New England
5 Post Office Square
Mail Code: ORA
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Email: Spalding.curt@Epa.gov

Governor Letter to Senators and Congressmen "Clean Water Act," Aug. 31
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0fbiuWMuPmiVmp2WWtTSUNPN1E/view?usp=sharing
Escalation of an Age-Old Conflict Update from the trenches
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0fbiuWMuPmiN3BvZV9RcU5WcE0/view?usp=sharing




Artwork from the East-West Corridor Art Show is available for sale online

Work by nineteen artists who live or create art in the areas threatened by the East-West Corridor proposed by Cianbro Corporation are now available for sale at www.ewcartshow.weebly.com

Through the work of these artists, the people, culture, and landscapes threatened by this asphalt, pipeline, and conduit belt across Maine are featured. Artists are generously donating a percentage of all work that sells to Defending Water for Life's organizing efforts to stop the Corridor for good!



Ten Ways to Take Action

  1. Educate yourself on the East-West Corridor project.
  2. Write letters to the editor in your statewide and local papers.

  3. Organize a local group in your area. Ask STEWC for informational resources.
  4. Host a STEWC presentation.
  5. Distribute petition and STEWC resources.

  6. Man a table at your local events, state fairs, concerts, etc.

  7. Contact your local representative, town manager, selectboard members, and county commissioners to voice your concerns with the East West Corridor project. 

  8. Put up yard signs or make your own signs, artwork or cartoons.

  9. Call, write and/or email Susan Collins and Mike Michaud to request Peter 
Vigue’s removal from the Federal Freight Transportation Advisory Committee.
  10. Talk to your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers about the Corridor! EDUCATE, EDUCATE, EDUCATE! 


Want to do more?

Contact Stop the East-West Corridor coalition at info@stopthecorridor.org; (207)495-3648.

Contacts for Sending a Letter to the Editor:


  • Morning Sentinel, 12 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, ME 04976; Fax: 861-9191; letters@centralmaine.com


  • Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/letters/


  • Bangor Daily News, 491 Main St. P.O. Box 1329, Bangor, ME 04402; 
Online Letter Form: bangordailynews.com/opinion/submit/

  • Portland Press Herald http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/letters/


  • Quoddy Tides, Ed French qtides@midmaine.com;
12 Water St., Eastport ME 04631


  • Calais Advertiser, www.thecalaisadvertiser.com;
23 Church St., Calais ME 04619


  • Northwoods Sporting Journal, P.O. Box 195, W. Enfield, ME 04493 Email letters to: paul@sportingjournal.com


  • The Eastern Gazette, 21 Main Street, P.O. Box 306, Dexter, ME 04930 Email: news@easterngazette.com

We, the citizens of Maine, love the place we call home. Our sense of place is what defines us. When it's gone, it's gone forever.


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