State Dept. Sued For OK'ing Tar Sands Pipeline Plan

Law360, New York (September 3, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Environmental and Native American groups responded Thursday to news of a planned pipeline to import oil from Canada with a lawsuit accusing the U.S. State Department of supporting the import of “dirty oil.”

The Sierra Club, the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, the National Wildlife Federation and the Indigenous Environmental Network lodged a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that the department violated the National Environmental Policy Act by approving Enbridge Energy's proposed 36-inch diameter pipeline Aug. 20 without...
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