Regulators Urged To Halt Tar Sands Pipeline Projects

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups and others on Wednesday pressed federal regulators to halt new tar sands oil pipeline construction until they tighten safety and spill standards, citing the 2010 rupture of an Enbridge Inc. pipeline that spilled over 1 million gallons of tar sands oil into a Michigan river.

A coalition of environmental and sportsmen's groups, state lawmakers and landowners petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to impose a moratorium on new or expanded tar sands...
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