|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
APRIL 20, 2004
|CONTACT: Environment Maine
Matthew Davis, 207-253-1965
Maureen Drouin, 207-485-0215
Earth Day Rally To Call Upon The Bush Administration To Strengthen, Not Weaken Environmental Protections
WASHINGTON - April 20 -
WHAT: Before President Bushs arrival in Wells, Maine on Thursday, citizens and environmental groups will gather by the hundreds to highlight the real impact of the Bush administrations environmental record: more mercury, smog and soot.
Environment Maine will also be distributing their report, Maines Environment at Risk, covering 8 environmental issues where the Bush administration has promoted policies that threaten Maines environment and health and factsheet, Maines Waterways at Risk, discussing specific Bush administration policies and actions that could harm our waterways.
WHO: Matthew Davis, Advocate, Environment Maine
Maureen Drouin, NE Regional Representative, Sierra Club
Kate Moffat, Kennebunk resident, teacher and Sierra Club volunteer
Andy Burt, Environmental Justice Coordinator, Maine Council of Churches
Amy Thompson, Portland Organizer, Maine Peoples Alliance
Maggie Drummond, Maine Organizer, Toxics Action Center
WHEN: Thursday, April 22nd, 2004, 8:00am
WHERE: Parking lot adjacent to Wells Town Offices, on Route 109/Sanford Road
DIRECTIONS: Take exit 2 off of I-95 for Route 109/Route 9, take a left onto Route 109/Sanford Road towards Wells, the town offices are on the left at 208 Sanford Road.
MORE INFO: The report, Maines Environment At Risk, will be released and posted at www.environmentmaine.org on April 21st. The factsheet, Maines Waterways At Risk, can be downloaded from http://www.environmentmaine.org/pdfs/MainesWaterwaysatRisk.pdf