NY County Pauses Crude Processing Boom For Health Study

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT) -- Albany County, N.Y., issued a moratorium Tuesday on any expansion of crude oil processing facilities, pending a public health investigation, amid concerns by environmentalists and officials including Gov. Andrew Cuomo about dangers posed by a rapidly growing volume of oil moving through the state.

The move comes as Global Partners LP aggressively targets the greater Albany area with plans to grow the city's oil transportation capacity with a facility that could heat Canadian crude oil so that it could be move from ships onto barges for...
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