Posted in the Old Town Forum
#1 Apr 5, 2013
The following petition has been signed by 227 Maine citizens from Garland and the surrounding communities, and was presented to the Penobscot County Commissioners and to the Cianbro Corporation at the County Commissioners Meeting on April 2, 2013. We urge all citizens of Maine to Stop the East/West Corridor Now.
Petition to the State of Maine
We, the undersigned citizens of Garland, Maine and the surrounding communities, hereby petition the legislature of the State of Maine, the Governor of Maine, the Cianbro Corporation, and all other entities involved to stop all present and future plans for the so-called East/West Highway-Transportation/Communi cations/Utilities Corridor.
We, the citizens of Garland, Maine and the surrounding communities, do not want the so-called East/West Corridor to pass through our towns, or any other Maine towns. We see no benefit to the Garland area for this proposed private corporate-controlled corridor. Garland is a small, rural, agricultural town, and we like it that way. That's why we live here. We have pristine natural resources, farms, gardens, woodlots, gravel beds, and fresh water. We do not want to see our natural resources exploited or destroyed. We have seven streams that feed the headwaters of the Kenduskeag Stream, spawning grounds of federally protected Atlantic Salmon, and we do not want our watersheds polluted. We do not want high-tension power lines or cell towers, both shown to be harmful to human health, to pass through our towns. We do not want gas or tar sands oil or any other kinds of pipelines to pass through our towns. We do not want a fenced four-lane 500-foot wide highway/corridor, with an estimated thousands of tandem diesel trucks per day, to pass through our towns. We do not want to see our towns and the State of Maine cut in half for the profit of Canadian, Chinese, or other foreign multi-national corporations. We do not want our property values, which are our livelihoods and our retirements, to be destroyed. We are not the so-called "hollow middle" of the State of Maine; we do not crave "development" at the expense of our cherished way of life. And we do not want to be bullied and terrorized by the Cianbro Corporation or by the State of Maine. With this petition we demand that the Maine Legislature, the Governor, and the Cianbro Corporation stop all present and future plans for the East/West Highway-Transportation/Communi cations/Utilities Corridor.
Concerned Citizens of Garland Committee
Since: Apr 13
#2 Apr 23, 2013
Thank You Citezens from Garland.
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