Vermont Tar Sands Pipeline

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
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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