• Tar-sands bill gets early OK
    March 24,2013
     

    Tar-sands bill

    gets early OK

    MONTPELIER — The Vermont Senate has advanced legislation that would toughen environmental review over an oil pipeline if its use sees significant changes.

    Preliminary approval Friday came without substantial debate on the bill. It followed concerns voiced by environmental groups that owners of the Portland Montreal Pipe Line are looking to reverse its current east-to-west flow and begin shipping so-called tar sands oil from western Canada through northern New England for loading onto ships in Maine.

    The Senate was to take up the bill Thursday but delayed action until Friday after a law firm representing the pipeline’s owner pointed to potential legal problems with the bill.

    Approval came on an overwhelming voice vote.

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