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September 30, 2013

Map showing the route of a proposed tar sands pipeline through the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Courtesy graphic

NEWPORT – If a pipe line company decides to reverse the flow of oil running through the Northeast Kingdom, it is going to have to go through an Act 250 review, according to Kirsten Sultan, coordinator for the District #7 Environmental Commission.
Sultan issued a jurisdictional opinion (JO) stating that an Act 250 permit is required in the event that the Portland Montreal Pipe Line is modified and its use changed for conveyance of diluted tar sands oil, also known as diluted bitumen.
For the rest of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Oct. 1, 2013.


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