Portland Montreal Pipeline

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An environmental group says one of the two pipelines from Portland to Montreal has surpassed its life expectancy. The claim is based on court documents filed in a tax dispute in New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire U.S. Representative Carol Shea-Porter has introduced an amendment that would protect pipeline activity between Portland, Maine and Montreal, Canada.

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Vermont environmental regulators have ruled that Vermont’s Act 250 land use law would apply to any proposal to reverse the flow in an oil pipeline that crosses northern Vermont.

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A coalition of conservation and environmental groups is asking the federal government to tighten regulations governing pipeline safety standards as concerns rise over the possibility that tar sands oil may be shipped through a line across New England.