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South Portland to seek funds for legal battle on tar sands ban

South Portland plans to solicit donations from U.S. and Canadian environmental groups to help cover the cost of an anticipated legal battle with members of the oil industry in response to the City Council vote Monday to prevent the export of tar sands oil from its port.

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Historic Win in Maine’s Battle Over Tar Sands

An historic vote in Maine reaffirms that residents want to keep toxic tar sands at bay.

Yesterday, South Portland City Council voted 6-1 to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance, which prohibits bulk loading of tar sands onto tankers at the waterfront and the construction of any infrastructure that would be used for that purpose.

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Hurray! No Tar Sands Will Pass Through Maine!!

With great joy and appreciation, I am thrilled to announce that South Portland, Maine voted to keep tar sands oil out of Maine!!!! 

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Environment Maine Statement on Historic Tar Sands Vote Tonight

Portland—The South Portland City Council tonight will take its final vote on the Clear Skies Ordinance, a narrow ordinance that will prohibit the bulk loading of crude oil, including tar sands, onto tankers on the waterfront, as well as new related infrastructure in the city.

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The Oil Industry Hits an Unexpected Roadblock

Opponents of tar sands—the massive bituminous oil deposits in Alberta, Canada with a greenhouse gas impact four times greater than that of standard crude—have inched one step closer to a major victory.

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Tar Sands Ordinance Passes on Initial Vote

The South Portland City Council voted 6-1 tonight to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance, a new, narrow ordinance that will protect the city from tar sands.

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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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