To: State of Maine Citizens

STOP Nordic Aquafarms Salmon CAFO in Belfast ME - "People's Petition"

STOP Nordic Aquafarms Salmon CAFO in Belfast ME - "People's Petition"

Petition Text

PROMOTE SMART GROWTH ~ By signing the PEOPLE’S PETITION

We support economic growth which prioritizes and encourages the development of local, regenerative and ecologically sustainable businesses.

Nordic Aquafarms wants to build one of the biggest industrial fish facilities, a CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation), in the world in Belfast.

Due to our many serious concerns regarding water use and water rights, animal welfare, destruction of woodland, the company’s lack of experience, profits leaving the area, and hiring needs competing with existing local businesses, as well as significant unanswered questions about the fish food and effluent, we the undersigned oppose this project. Please help STOP THIS PROJECT by signing our "People's Petition."

Why is this important?

YES to Local Citizens for SMART Growth (LCSG) which was formed to raise awareness about sustainable growth for small towns and cities, including local biodiverse food systems, smart business and industry expansion, affordable housing, keeping our dollars local and supporting a fully inclusive democratic process for all citizens.


FISH TANKS? NO THANKS! Like our FB page please: Local Citizens for SMART Growth https://www.facebook.com/localSMARTgrowth

Belfast Maine

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Reasons for signing

  • Big Money has been shafting People and Planet for too long. That is part of the reason I oppose the experimental fish toilet proposal.
  • Until we are shown a plan for a fish farm that results in a healthier bay and more reasonable use of precious fresh groundwater ...just say "not yet"
  • There are more harmonious ways to use Nature's bounty of land, water, and climate than a salmon CAFO operated at the mercy of international financial markets and the "industrial-food complex." Let's put energy into that.

Updates

2018-08-04 12:48:09 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-07-31 12:05:46 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-07-28 15:33:42 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-07-28 12:32:02 -0400

10 signatures reached