Portland Daily Sun

Latest News

Wine magazine salutes restaurant winners from Maine

Maine has been honored in Wine Spectator's newly released 20...

Police continue investigating shots fired at Lafayette …

Police retrieved bullets from the scene of a reported shooti...

Patient held for Ebola testing in Maine cleared, releas…

On Tuesday, Maine Medical Center released a patient who had ...

Poetry Round-Up: New edition of Café Review, national p…

The Café Review held a publication party for its spring issu...

New lawmakers face sea of red ink

Capitol News ServiceAUGUSTA — The new legislature that takes...

A+ A A-

If the WPO fails in South Portland, we'll all suffer

Editor,

An Open Letter to the People of South Portland ...

Transitioning back to the U.S. from China because of the terrible pollution there, I came back home to Maine this summer, thinking that I would just visit my kids and look around for a quiet place along the coast with clean air and water where I could live out the rest of my years.

Then I heard what Big Oil is trying to pull in South Portland. I was appalled and devastated! So I decided to stay on and work FOR the Waterfront Protection Ordinance ... not just for myself and the future of my family, but for the enormous global issues at stake!

We all breathe the same air and drink the same water, and we all need South Portland's Waterfront Protection Ordinance, but we can't all vote on this issue.

If you look beyond Big Oil's double-talk, you already know what's at risk. If the WPO fails, we'll all suffer the toxic consequences.

So, wonderful people of South Portland, on behalf of all of us wherever the wind blows and the water flows ... please cherish your right to vote and vote on our behalf FOR the Waterfront Protection Ordinance, and protect us all!

With gratitude and great hope,

Bonnie Vierthaler

Greater Portland
(Looking for a clean, green place to call home)

Facebook Fans - Join The Conversation

The Portland Daily Sun - All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy

Powered by BENN a division of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette