Pipeline Proposal Prompts Environmental Groups to Warn That Portland Is in Danger of Becoming Prosperous and Useful

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pipelineProtests against a planned 1,600-mile pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to Texas refineries continue for a second week at the White House, where more than 600 people have been arrested. The protestors want President Obama to deny a federal permit for TransCanada’s Keystone XL project that would cross through several Western states and could put the nation’s largest aquifer in Nebraska at risk for contamination. Meanwhile, the Natural Resources Council of Maine and several other environmental groups are warning of a related pipeline project that they say could make Portland, Maine, “the tar sands capital” of the Eastern United States. (read more at MPBN)

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