Take action:

Help make a record of the tank fumes. Download the Smell My City app today and start reporting the dates and times when you smell the tank fumes! Read more and download a flier to share with your friends and neighbors here>>


VICTORY: Maine passes two important measures 

In March 2020, Gov. Janet Mills signed two bills into law that will affect the operation and closure of petroleum terminals and storage facilities in Maine, both of which were supported by Protect South Portland. LD 2033 requires the owners of petroleum terminals to remove tanks that are no longer in use and clean up the sites. LD 1915 directs the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to study methods to measure and estimate air emissions from above-ground petroleum storage tanks. Thanks to everyone who took action on these important measures!

Help PSP work towards Clean Air in South Portland.

We need to stop Global and Sprague from polluting our air. We have formed a subcommittee to help us keep this important health issue in the forefront of the minds of our residents, the City Council, and the Clean Air Advisory Committee.  Fill out the contact form to join us>> 



Following public outcry over the news that oil companies have been exceeding allowed emissions, the Maine DEP agreed to conduct limited air quality testing using localized collection canisters. View results on the DEP website>>

current goals and mission

Our mission is to promote actions and practices that serve to protect the environment and health and welfare of South Portland, Maine Read more>>

  • Prevent reversal of pipeline which would bring tar sands oil and air pollution to South Portland.

  • Pass an ordinance to ban synthetic fertilizers in South Portland.

  • Work with the city to reduce VOC’s from Global Partner’s storage tanks.

  • Find ways to actively involve youth in protecting our environment.

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A special thank you goes out to Dan Woods and Karen Silverman for their photography donations.