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Proposal To Reverse Flow Of Oil Pipeline Stirs Controversy In New England

Mar 4, 2013 (All Things Considered / Vermont Public Radio) — As environmentalists protest a western pipeline, northern New England towns also worry that a pipeline that crosses the region will soon carry tar sands oil from western Canada. Their concerns were heightened recently when the CEO of a local pipeline company told Vermont lawmakers he's looking for new business -- including shipping the controversial heavy crude. Two dozen Vermont towns will consider the issue at their annual meetings this month.

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