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South Portlanders petition to put tar-sands project on the ballot

In the latest pre-emptive salvo against a potential project that has garnered significant advance attention, a group of South Portlanders has launched a citizens' initiative to change the city's zoning ordinance in order to prevent the Portland Pipe Lin
Pre-emptive Petitioning  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 08, 2013

No tar-sands oil here, please

Close to 1500 people from around the Northeast and Canada gathered in downtown Portland on Saturday to protest a potential project that would pipe tar-sands oil from western Canada through New England to Portland Harbor.
Defensive Action
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 01, 2013

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

Tar Sands Disaster?

The activists, clad mostly in black, flowed slowly and silently down Battery Street in Burlington.
Big oil’s risky plan could have massive environmental impacts on Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 17, 2012