Tar Sands

North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Canadian Pipeline Ruling Worries New Englanders

Portland Montreal Pipeline
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A ruling by the National Energy Board of Canada that will allow a pipeline to carry tar sands oil from Ontario to Montreal is raising concerns from New England environmental groups.

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Hudson Valley News
1:45 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Conservation Group Intends To Sue Over Oil Spill Response Plans

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A national conservation organization has put the U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency on notice that it will follow through with a lawsuit if oil spill response plans along the Hudson River are not updated.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Environmental Advocates Warn Of Increased Use And Transport Of Tar Sands Oil

Tar sands fields, Alberta, Canada
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Two environmental groups in the region are helping to distribute a report warning that gasoline processed from tar sands will soon be commonplace, undercutting the region’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution.

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North Country News
1:01 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Environmental Permitting Affirmed for Potential Pipeline Use

Portland Pipeline terminal in Maine
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A Vermont Environmental official has upheld a ruling that Act 250 - the state land use permit - will be necessary if a pipeline company decides to change the flow of oil in a pipeline that cuts across a corner of the state.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Company Submits Federal Report in Pipeline Review

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A new study published by the National Academy of Sciences says some environmentalists may be overstating fears about the corrosive effects of tar sands oil on pipelines like the one across northern New England.

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North Country News
8:42 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Pipeline Owner Seeks Reconsideration of Commission Ruling

Portland pipeline terminal in Maine
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The owner of a crude oil pipeline that runs between Maine and Montreal, crossing a portion of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, wants Vermont environmental regulators to reconsider a ruling that determined if the company seeks to transport tar sands oil in the pipeline, it must receive approval under Vermont’s environmental review law know as Act 250.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

NH Governor Asks For Review on Pipeline Issue

Portland Pipeline terminal in Maine
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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has asked Secretary of State John Kerry for a thorough environmental and permitting process before allowing any existing pipelines in the state to transport tar sands oil.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Land Use Law Permitting Required If Northeast Pipeline Transports Tar Sands Oil Through Vermont

Portland Pipeline terminal in Maine
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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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North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Environmental Groups Hail Vermont Pipeline Ruling

Portland Pipeline terminal in Maine
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Vermont environmental groups and some northeastern Vermont land owners are hailing a ruling that the state's Act 250 land use law applies to the possible reversal of flow in the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line.

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North Country News
5:04 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Coalition Files Petition to Tighten Tar Sands Pipeline Transport Rules

Tar Sands, Alberta, Canada
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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.

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