"South Portland Planners Endorse Tar Sands Proposal"

"SOUTH PORTLAND — A controversial proposal that would ban tar sands oil from coming into the city won the Planning Board’s endorsement Tuesday night.

The board voted 6-1 to recommend that the City Council approve the proposal as being “in basic harmony” with the city’s comprehensive plan.

Member Linda Boudreau opened the board’s discussion with a motion to recommend that the council vote down the proposed ordinance changes."

Kelley Bouchard reports for the Portland Press Herald July 15, 2014.
 

Thursday, July 17, 2014