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New York Requires Full Environmental Study on Tar Sands Oil Transport by Rail to Albany Via Adirondacks, Lake Champlain


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New York Requires Full Environmental Study on Tar Sands Oil Transport by Rail to Albany Via Adirondacks, Lake Champlain

ALBANY, N.Y. - Four conservation organizations from the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley today praised a decision by New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation to require a full environmental impact statement from a company seeking permission to import heavy crude oil from Canada.

They also praised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Director Judith Enck, who sent a letter to the DEC on May 15 noting that the state had underestimated the potential for new air pollution emissions from the facility. State air pollution permits must comply with the federal Clean Air Act.

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