Two weeks ago, there was an informational meeting in Albany about the plan to turn the Port of Albany into a major transportation hub for crude oil derived from fracking. Last week, Sam Pratt reported on his blog that the Center for Biological Diversity intends to sue the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to address the risks posed by the transport of fossil fuels by rail and barge along the Hudson River. Now Riverkeeper is encouraging the public to demand a complete environmental impact review of the risks presented by this "virtual pipeline." Read more about it here.
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