Vermont delegation calls for strict environmental review of tar sands

Burlington Free Press: All three members of Vermont’s Congressional delegation are asking the federal government to require a strict environmental review should the owner of a New England oil pipeline seek to transport Canadian tar sands oil through its infrastructure in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The request was made in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dated Feb. 26 and signed by 18 members of Congress, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., U.S. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch,......

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