Tar-sands oil could be coming soon to New England

Grist: A citizens group in South Portland, Maine, is hoping to beat back an effort by Big Oil to pipe tar-sands crude through their city. The group gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot that would stymie oil companies` plans, and now the activists are going door-to-door to convince their neighbors to vote for it. South Portland is a relatively quiet place where major news doesn’t happen often, and lobstermen and clammers still make a living on the water. When Vanessa......

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