Bangor Protestors Say “No” to Tar Sands

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 year ago

A group of protestors in Bangor are saying “no” to tar sands mining.The company “Portland Montréal Pipeline” is considering a plan to use a 70 year old pipeline to import oil from Alberta, Canada to Maine.Environmentalists fear the highly pressurized oil could cause a rupture in the pipe and spill.On Wednesday, a group of about 40 protestors from the group “350 Maine” gathered downtown, displaying banners and signs in opposition to TD Bank.They’re the country’s top investor in tar sands projects.Participants also dropped a banner inside of Bangor’s TD Bank headquarters reading “TD + tar sands = toxic love”. The group then marched to the city’s federal delegation offices and met with representatives of Senators Angus and King and Susan Collins, as well as staffers for Congressman Mike Michaud.The rally in Bangor was part of a region-wide day of action throughout New England and Canada, to protest tar sands mining.


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