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RadioActive 10/31/13

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

Program Topic: Potential Tar Sands Pipeline and Waterfront Protection Ordinance in South Portland

Key Discussion Points:

a) On November 5th voters in South Portland will weigh in on proposed “Waterfront Protection Ordinance”.
b) The underlying motivation for it’s crafting is an attempt to stop a potential reversal of the Portland Montreal Pipeline to carry tar sands oil from Montreal to South Portland for export, linking to the Energy East tar sands pipeline project in Canada.
c) Portland Pipeline Corporation denies plans to reverse the pipeline at this time, and says the Waterfront Protection Ordinance will harm industry in South Portland.


A) Sarah LaChance, 350 Maine

B)Jim Merril, Bernstein Shur Group, New Hampshire State Director (, spokesperson for Working Waterfront Coalition and Portland Pipeline Corporation (

C)Bob Klotz, 350 Maine (