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Banner Hung in Old Town Protests Oil Transport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Individuals from the organization “SEEDs for Justice” are protesting the transport of oil by rail lines in Maine.

A 50 foot banner, that has since been removed, was hung off a train trestle in Old Town.

The Penobscot Nation is not part of the protest, but supports the cause.

“As the original stewards and the caretakers for this great river, we’re very concerned about the potential catastrophic affects should there be a disaster here,” says John Banks, with the Penobscot Nation.

Banks also says more could be done to maintain the rail lines.