To promote actions and practices that serve to protect the environment and health and welfare of South Portland, Maine.
Protect South Portland is supported by:
Natural Resources Council of Maine
National Nurses United
New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Who We Are
We are a non-profit, grass roots, citizen organization founded in early 2013.
Who We Are and What We’ve Done
Over the past three years we have:
Mobilized community opposition to bringing dirty tar sands oil through our local pipeline to be exported through our port.
Campaigned to pass the precedent-setting Clear Skies Ordinance which bans the loading of crude oil from piers in South Portland.
Joined with with the citizens group of Thornton Heights, a neighborhood of South Portland, when their lives and homes were threatened by the placement of a liquid natural gas terminal in the Rigby Rail Yard adjacent to their homes.
Promoted safe environmental practices through our Bees, Bays and Backyards initiative, which resulted in the passage of a city ordinance banning the use of pesticides.
Joined with Friends of Casco Bay to work together to keep synthetic fertilizers out of our bay.
Joined efforts to educate and inform our fellow citizens about alternative energy possibilities, and partnered with a local energy business to offer solar panels, heat pumps and heat pump water heaters at a discount rate.
We are friendly to businesses that are friendly to the health and welfare
of the citizens of South Portland.