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States: New York orders 'climate test' for tar sands permit

September 19, 2016
New York's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is planning to conduct a detailed environmental review of a request to transport Bakken tar sands crude oil through a Port of Albany terminal, with advocates saying the state is effectively imposing a “climate test” on the project. DEC official Jack Nasca says in a Sept. 16 letter to Massachusetts-based Global Companies that its Title V renewal application and amendment to add seven crude oil-burning boilers to the rail-to-barge terminal is incomplete, and...

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