Protect South Portland’s (PSP) citizen-driven campaign to keep tar sands out of their city in order to protect the health of their community was one of the compelling stories featured in the Down to Earth Climate Justice film. Now volunteers have initiated a crowdfunding project to raise money needed to cover costs of a lawsuit the city is engaged in with the pipeline’s owner, a subsidiary of Exxon-Mobil. Please check out the PSP Facebook page and, if you can, toss something in the hat. Stopping the flow of tar sands to Maine’s waters and air is good for everyone!
Here is a recent email from Protect South Portland:
“An anonymous donor, who loves the City of South Portland and its efforts to protect its air with the Clear Skies Ordinance, has offered to be a matching donor for the next $500raised on our crowd funding site between now and 3/1/17. It’s a great chance to double the power of your gift!
If you LOVE clean air and the right for people to protect their local community, please make a donation now. And if you’ve already given, we thank you!
THIS IS A TIME FOR ACTION
(one of 3 ways)
1. Go to our crowd funding site to see our video and donate:https://fundrazr.com/no
2. Donate to the Clear Skies Legal Defense Fund
(direct link to city’s donation site)
3. Send check to:
City of South Portland
Clear Skies Legal Fund
25 Cottage Rd.
South Portland, ME 04106
(check memo: Clear Skies Legal Fund)
Last week we learned that Big Oil and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are playing an even bigger role in helping Portland Pipeline Corporation sue the city of South Portland. They’ve filed briefs in support of Portland Pipeline’s lawsuit.
With pipeline battles under threat across the country, it’s now more important than ever to protect our ordinance. In South Portland we’ve set a powerful precedent which could allow more cities to protect their own people.
Please do everything you can to support this critical case.
NOW HELP US GO VIRAL
LINK HERE TO OUR FB PAGE AND SHARE OUR VIDEO ON YOUR FB!
Thanks for your continued support,
From all of us at Protect South Portland”