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State to require full review of port facility

May 22, 2015 6:39 am
Scott Waldman is reporting at Capital New York after 18 months of pressure from environmental and community groups, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced it will now require a full environmental review of a crude-heating facility at the Port of Albany. The facility proposed by Global Partners would allow tar sands oil to be shipped down the Hudson River. In making this decision, the state reversed its earlier position. “This community has voiced its concerns and raised some serious issues. Through the environmental review process, DEC will continue to evaluate the project’s impacts,” DEC commissioner Joe Martens said Thu., May 21. The project has drawn the attention of environmental groups around the country. The state's decision is a major blow to the energy industry as its looks for new routes to ship heavy crude from Western Canada. Read the full story at Capital New York.
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