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Green Mountain Global Forum, 350 VT present free film screening, panel discussion about tar sands oil

Vt Digger - - 9:51 am Thu Nov 8th, 2012

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. appears to be reviving a previous plan to transport tar sands oil through some of the most important natural landscapes in eastern Canada and New England.

In Vermont this would impact the nine towns of Jay, Troy, Newport, Irasburg, Barton, Sutton, Burke, Victory, and Guildhall via the existing Portland-Montreal pipeline, which crosses fifteen bodies of water, including the Crystal Lake and Lake Memphremagog watersheds and the Missisquoi and Connecticut Rivers; it also runs through Victory State Forest.

Tar sands oil is a highly corrosive mix, which has been likened to liquid sandpaper-as such it frequently ruptures through the pipe in which it's traveling.

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Sutton, VT 05867 (Set as Local)
Burke, VT 05871 (Set as Local)
Barton, VT 05822 (Set as Local)
Guildhall, VT 05905 (Set as Local)
Newport, VT 05855 (Set as Local)
Jay, VT 05859 (Set as Local)
Troy, VT 05868 (Set as Local)
Irasburg, VT 05845 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Waitsfield, VT 05673 (Set as Local)

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