Groups sound warning about tar sands oil in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine—Environmental groups in Maine are sounding a warning about the possibility of tar sands oil from western Canada being piped across northern New England and into Portland.
The groups say Canadian energy firm
On Tuesday, Dylan Voorhees of the Natural Resources Council of Maine said carrying tar sands through the pipeline poses environmental risks as it crosses and passes by numerous lakes and rivers. He says Maine and other states have nothing to gain.
Enbridge spokesman Graham White says the company dropped a plan for the pipeline reversal in 2009 after determining it wasn't commercially viable.