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Company says it hasn’t reduced Albany oil shipments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An oil shipper recently accused by the Environmental Protection Agency of violating air pollution standards says it hasn’t reduced rail shipments to its terminal at the Port of Albany on the Hudson River. The EPA issued a violation notice July 29 to Global Companies LLC, based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The EPA says its calculations show 3.5 ...

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Climate activists protest oil shipments at Port of Albany

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Climate activists from around the Northeast gathered Saturday at a key crude oil shipment hub on the Hudson River in upstate New York to denounce fossil fuels and promote an accelerated transition to renewable energy sources. The action targeting crude-by-rail trains and oil barges at the Port of Albany is part of Break Free 2016, a ...

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Oil pipeline opponents say local bans will derail project

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental groups are citing a provision in a 107-year-old transportation law in trying to derail an oil pipeline project from upstate New York to New Jersey. The New York Transportation Corporations Law of 1909 gives villages and cities veto power over oil pipelines crossing their borders, Daniel Raichel, a lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, ...

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State AG pushes for oil train restriction

TICONDEROGA — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants a federal agency to close a loophole that he says allows highly flammable crude oil to be shipped by rail. He filed a petition for rulemaking this week with the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration that would require all crude oil transported by rail in the United States to achieve ...

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Application filed for new pipeline in Hudson Valley

ALBANY, N.Y. — A pipeline company has filed a permit application to build two underground oil pipelines running 178 miles between Albany and Linden, New Jersey. Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings said Wednesday that most of the pipeline will follow rights of way along the Thruway in the Hudson Valley. One pipeline would carry crude oil south to refineries and the other ...

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NY cities update emergency plans to deal with oil trains

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three years after the Port of Albany became a major hub for rail and barge shipments of highly flammable crude oil from North Dakota, emergency management officials are still grappling with training and response plans to deal with a potential disaster like the devastating derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec two summers ago. ...

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NY to require further review of crude oil facility at port

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state regulators said Thursday they’ll require further environmental review before deciding whether to allow a fuel transport company to install facilities at the Port of Albany that critics say would make the port a hub for heavy Canadian tar sands crude oil. The Department of Environmental Conservation informed Global Partners of Waltham, Massachusetts, that it ...

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Oil cars, tracks inspections show defects

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PORT HENRY — A new round of crude-oil tank car and rail inspections uncovered 100 defects, including eight critical safety defects that required immediate repair. State Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration inspectors examined about 95 miles of track and 23 switches along the Canadian Pacific Railway main line between Albany and Whitehall and from Plattsburgh to the Canadian ...

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Editorial: Let’s be clear in oil debate

Recent conversations regarding safety of the booming crude oil business around the Port of Albany and on freight lines throughout the Capital Region have been muddled at best. The immediate safety dangers posed by the freight tankers filled with North Dakota Bakken crude continue to draw significant concern. Since 47 people died in summer 2013 when a crude oil train ...

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Tar sands oil Albany-bound?


Brian Nearing | Times Union ALBANY — A Houston-based oil company with a terminal at the Port of Albany is poised to open its rebuilt rail terminal in New Jersey — connected to Albany via rail — to shipments of Canadian tar sands oil. This spring, the head of Buckeye Partners told investors that its rebuilt Perth Amboy terminal would ...

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