Owner of Vt. oil pipeline seeks ruling re-doMay 15,2013The Associated Press
MONTPELIER — The owner of a crude oil pipeline that runs between Maine and Montreal is asking Vermont environmental regulators to reconsider a ruling that would require a new review under the state’s land use law if the company seeks to move Canadian tar sands oil in the pipeline.
Last month, Vermont’s District 7 Environmental Commission determined the Portland Pipeline Corp. would need a new Act 250 land-use permit if it proposes to move Canadian tar sands oil through an existing pipeline between Montreal and Portland.
The decision said changing the use of the pipeline would represent a significant change to the existing pipeline and so warrant a new review.
In its request, dated Tuesday, the pipeline company says it has no plans to convert the pipeline to carry tar sands oil.MORE IN This Just InFire crews responded to an alarm activation at the Rutland Mental Health offices at around 9:15 a.m. Full StoryRichard Courcelle sent in this photo of a bear he saw while having his coffee this morning. Full Story
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