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South Portland council backs tar sands ban

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- The South Portland City Council has approved a first reading proposal that would prohibit loading tar sands crude oil in bulk onto marine tank vessels in the city...

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South Portland crude oil ban gets first OK

A proposal to ban the loading of crude oil onto marine vessels received initial approval by the South Portland City Council in a Wednesday meeting that attracted nearly 500 people.

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South Portland crude oil ordinance approved

In a 6-1 initial vote, the South Portland City Council has approved the Clear Skies Ordinance, which blocks the bulk loading of crude oil, including tar sands oil.

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South Portland City Council passes tar sands oil ban ordinance

The South Portland City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday night that will prohibit loading tar sands crude oil in bulk onto marine tank vessels in the city.

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Tar-sands ban crosses first hurdle in South Portland

The South Portland City Council on Wednesday night voted 6-1 (Michael Pock opposed) to approve a first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit tar-sands from flowing into the city.

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