Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson to Sue Oil Transport Company for Violating Clean Air Act

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Ossining Patch: A broad coalition including Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Albany County, a public housing tenants association, and other environmental and conservation organizations intend to file a federal court lawsuit against Global Companies for failure to have a valid Clean Air Act permit to operate its crude-by-rail terminal in Albany’s South End.

The issue for Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson is the danger of crude oil shipments to the Hudson River — whether by train or barge.

“With very little public awareness and no study of environmental impacts, the oil industry has made the Hudson Valley into one arm of a dangerous “virtual pipeline” for crude oil that snakes thousands of miles by rail, barge and ship from oil fields in North Dakota, Canada and elsewhere, to refineries on both coasts,” Riverkeeper says on its website.  Read more

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