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To: Nordic Aquafarms

Citizens of Penobscot Bay Urge Nordic Aquafarms to Halt the Project

Citizens of Penobscot Bay Urge Nordic Aquafarms to Halt the Project

Petition Text

Halt your proposed facility in Belfast!

Why is this important?

We the undersigned are concerned that Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed facility threatens to harm Belfast and all communities around Penobscot Bay. Our concerns include depleting our fresh water supply, polluting our ecosystems, endangering our fisheries and increasing our dependence on fossil fuels.

At this time of ecological crisis, local control of our fresh water and the health of Penobscot Bay are crucial. We must protect our valuable resources for today and for our children’s tomorrow.

This is why we support halting the project. Halting the project would prevent probable pollution, potential accidents and activation of existing mercury deposits in the bay. Halting the project would protect jobs in fisheries, tourism and coastal recreation. We the undersigned are committed to generating healthy, local alternatives for a robust regional economy.

This petition provides an opportunity to demonstrate our communities’ level of concern about this project in our region.

Belfast, ME, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • We don't need another factory farm that pollutes the environment and produces a pallid, listless fish product by force-feeding animals held in close confinement. Not on my watch.
  • The amount of water used is simply unsustainable. The citizens of Belfast and Northport depend on that water table. After the water is sucked out of the ground it is tend put back into the ocean, water and contaminated into prime lobster breeding grounds.
  • It is our responsibility to leave the Earth better than we found it. This means no projects that use natural resources for someone's economic benefits it means, we have to change the way we eat, so we can leave it to nature to regenerate.


2019-07-20 13:28:50 -0400

500 signatures reached

2019-05-21 20:55:45 -0400

100 signatures reached

2019-05-20 23:41:29 -0400

50 signatures reached

2019-05-20 19:16:09 -0400

25 signatures reached

2019-05-20 17:32:12 -0400

10 signatures reached