bestnom1000x50

East West Highway

Latest Articles

E/W Corridor ABCs

Letters
Letters
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  July 06, 2013
EnvCov_TJKelleyIII_list

Maine’s environmental movement reinvents itself for a new era of challenges

Maine's cherished environment may be threatened as never before by the gargantuan forces of economic globalization. In reaction, the state's environmental movement is coalescing into a force stronger than ever. There are new players in the game — includ
Blooming Activists
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 04, 2013
Letters_RIPEWHwy_list

A marriage proposal + Thumbs up to Lance

As a member of the LGBT community for the past 45 years I can tell you that marriage equality (see "Yes On One? Duh ," by Deirdre Fulton, September 14) is not on the front burner for most of the people I know in my community.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, September 21, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 21, 2012
RIPEWHwy_GraveMerged_list

15 reasons the East-West Highway will never be built (plus a political bonus!)

This past spring, out of the blue, Republican Governor Paul LePage and the GOP-controlled Maine Legislature funded a $300,000 study by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) of the feasibility of a corporate-owned, toll superhighway across the m
Analysis: Nails in the coffin
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 07, 2012

Peter Vigue: listen closely

In May when I asked Peter Vigue at the County Commissioner's meeting in Dover-Foxcroft about the potential for a tar sands oil pipeline in the proposed East-West Corridor (see "Tar Sands Disaster," by Deirdre Fulton, August 17) he dismissed the question.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, August 31, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 31, 2012

Looking ahead

Lance Tapley's assessment of environmental protection efforts during the 125th Legislature (see "'Holding the Line,'" May 25) gives due credit to some like Senator Tom Saviello, but ignores integral efforts of important others.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, June 8, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 08, 2012


EWHighwayIllo_new2_list

What’s driving the East-West Highway?

Eminent domain! The government's ability to seize land for a public purpose strikes terror into the hearts of many landowners.
Taxpayer dollars, secrecy, and private interests
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 04, 2012