Strident Opponents to Tar Sands Pipeline Beginning to Wonder if They Should Find Out What Tar Sands Are

Tar sands discussed at Bethel Selectmen meeting

tar sandsA member of the local citizen group which supported a resolution opposing the possible flow of tar sands oil through the nearby Portland-Montreal Pipe Line said Friday their work is not done, despite a defeat of the resolution at last week’s Bethel Town Meeting. Bethel voters easily rescinded the resolution originally approved at a special town meeting in January. The resolution opposed a potential reversal of the direction of oil flow through a Portland-Montreal Pipeline Co. pipeline that passes through Bethel as it carries crude oil to Montreal. Pipeline officials who attended the January meeting never got a chance to present their case before residents voted. Bud Kulik, who circulated a petition to bring about the revote, told residents last week that if they rescinded the vote, “we can go back to square one. (read more at Bethel Citizen)

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