There's a key question at the center of the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline. If President Obama rejects the pipeline, will all of that Canadian heavy crude find another way to get to market? After all, the biggest environmental objection to Keystone is that oil from the tar sands of Alberta is far more carbon-intensive than other types of oil. And the proposed pipeline...
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In its request, Portland Pipeline Corp. says it has no plans to convert the Maine-to-Montreal pipeline to carry tar-sands oil.
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CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — More than a dozen Vermont communities said "no" Tuesday to any possibility of shipping tar sands oil by pipeline through the state, as concerns grow among environmentalists about potential spills.
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In its recently released draft environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands from Canada to the Gulf Coast for export, the State Department attempts to make the case that rail could be a viable alternative. The State Department argued that Keystone XL would have little effect on tar sands production because rail could provide an equally feasible...
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Gil Smart says pipeline or no pipeline, Canadian tar sands are coming through Lancaster County, headed for refineries -- and climactic trouble....
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Forty-five minutes. That's how much time it took a ruptured pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas, on Friday to dump at least 84,000 gallons of tar sands crude into a residential neighborhood and force the evacuation of 22 homes. The evacuations weren't just because the oil is messy or inconvenient. Highly toxic and carcinogenic solvents like benzene are used to dilute tar sands...
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Since the debate surrounding the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline started, some have tried to tell me -- incorrectly -- that the American people just aren't engaged in the fight against this dangerous project. But I always knew better. Over the last year alone, we saw tens of thousands of Americans rally in Washington, D.C. against this pipeline and thousands more write their...
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The State Department released its draft environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would take tar sands from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast for export. Past reviews severely underestimated the very serious harm to our climate, health, communities and water from the Keystone XL pipeline and expansion of tar sands extraction and refining. Unfortunately, this...
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A committee of the Vermont House is hearing about the possible shipment of tar sands oil on a pipeline that crosses northern Vermont.
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Thursday March 7, 2013 CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) -- More than two dozen Vermont communities said "no" Tuesday to any possibility of shipping tar sands oil by pipeline through the state, as concerns grow among environmentalists about potential spills. At least 28 communities among those that took up the nonbinding Town Meeting Day resolution approved the measure, according to the...
(2 months and 17 days ago)
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