Environment Maine
Bangor Daily News
Seth Koenig

PORTLAND, Maine — A group of environmental advocates believe they have evidence that oil giant ExxonMobil — and perhaps even Gov. Paul LePage — are backing a plan to push controversial tar sands oil through an aging pipeline across Maine...

Representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environment Maine, the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Council of Maine, among others, told reporters Wednesday morning during a news conference in Portland that research into the corporate parentage of the Portland Pipe Line Corp. shows a direct line to ExxonMobil, a company the environmentalists described as a major player in the field of Canadian tar sands oil extraction.