Tar Sands Oil

6:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Governor Orders Review Of Crude Oil Transport

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered state agencies to review the safety and emergency response readiness capabilities related to rail shipments of tar sands oils being shipped through the state.

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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
11:15 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Vermont Groups and Residents Seek Tar Sands Pipeline Input

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A number of residents of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom and environmental groups say they want any effort to move tar sands oil in a pipeline between Montreal and Portland, Maine, to be subject to the state's land-use permitting process.

On Tuesday, the groups asked the Environmental Commission for a section of northeastern Vermont for permission to intervene if efforts are made to move tar sands oil through the pipeline. Currently, the pipeline carries regular crude oil between Portland and Montreal.

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