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South Portland Tar Sands Ban Enacted

Link to Original Article / Radio News Maine Public Broadcasting Network | July 22, 2014 By & A tanker makes its way recently into the harbor in South Portland. Susan Sharon MPBN

The South Portland City Council has voted to ban the export of Canadian tar-sands crude through […]

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In Stand Against Big Oil, Small Maine City Moves to Ban Tar Sands

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Coastal Maine residents are pushing to formally prohibit tar sands from being shipped from their port by Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Standing ovation for the South Portland Draft Ordinance Committee as it unveils plan to block tar sands Wednesday, June 25. (Photo: Environment Maine)

Residents of a small city in coastal Maine are pushing to formally ban Big Oil’s plans to pump tar sands through their community, and […]

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While America Spars Over Keystone XL, A Vast Network of Pipelines is Quietly Being Approved

BY KATIE VALENTINE ON MARCH 20, 2014 ClimateProgress

After countless marches, arrests, Congressional votes, and editorials, the five-and-a-half year battle over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is nearing its end. If a recent ruling in Nebraska doesn’t delay the decision further, America could find out as soon as this spring whether or not the pipeline, which has become a focal point in America’s environmental movement, will be built.

But while critics and proponents of Keystone […]

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New England on ‘High Alert’ After Canadian Pipeline Reversal Approved

Friday, March 7, 2014 by Common Dreams

The tar sands oil industry scored a regulatory victory on Thursday when the Canadian National Energy Board approved a plan by energy giant Enbridge to reverse the flow of Canada’s ‘Line 9’ oil pipeline eastward from Ontario to Montreal.

 

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Pipeline rupture report raises questions about TransCanada inspections

Feb 04, 2014 10:29 PM ET Amber Hildebrandt, CBC News

A CBC News investigation has unearthed a critical report that the federal regulator effectively buried for several years about a rupture on a trouble-prone TransCanada natural gas pipeline.

On July 20, 2009, the Peace River Mainline in northern Alberta exploded, sending 50-metre-tall flames into the air and razing a two-hectare wooded area.

Members of Dene Tha’ First Nations community of Chateh, about 50 kilometres away from the site of the […]

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Opinion: Enbridge Eyeing Maine

Many Mainers may not have heard of Enbridge, But they will. Enbridge is a gigantic energy company with it’s sights on Maine. Enbriidge wants to move oil to Casco Bay via the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line. The prospect of crude oil being piped to Portland has mobilized citizens in Maine and beyond to protest.

 

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TransCanada pitches west-east pipeline

Proposed project would bring crude to refineries in Quebec, Saint John

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CBC News | Apr 2, 2013 9:28 AM ET

TransCanada Corp. is seeking firm financial commitments from companies seeking to ship crude oil from Western Canada to refineries in Eastern Canada.

The Calgary-based company announced on Tuesday morning a bidding process that will allow interested producers to make binding commitments for space on the pipeline. Companies will have from April 15 […]

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The Tar Sands Disaster

By THOMAS HOMER-DIXON | March 31, 2013 | NYTimes.com

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Workers removing oil from cars after train derails near Penobscot River

By Nok-Noi Ricker and Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff | March 07, 2013

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MATTAWAMKEAG, Maine — Emergency workers will be handling crude oil a few yards from the Penobscot River overnight Thursday after 13 full 31,000-gallon train tanker cars derailed and tipped over, spilling just 3 gallons, officials said.

The Pan Am Railways tanker cars, which were among 15 that derailed on the 96-car train, went off the tracks near Route […]

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