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A train of oil tankers. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11072040@N08/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A train of oil tankers. Photo: Russ Allison Loar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYS fines CSX for failure to report derailments

The New York State Department of Transportation has fined the rail company CSX $10,000 for failing to report two derailments of trains carrying crude oil. According to a press release, the company didn't report last week that an empty train that had recently offloaded crude oil from North Dakota derailed near Kingston.

The DOT says three days later, CSX took two hours to report derailed tankers full of crude oil south of Albany. No oil was spilled in either incident. The causes of both remain under investigation.  Go to full article
The poposed Vermont Gas Systems pipeline runs from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

Vermont towns oppose gas pipeline to Ticonderoga

Three towns in Vermont are pushing back against a plan to build a natural gas pipeline connecting to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga. At Town Meeting Day yesterday, the towns of Cornwall, Monkton and Shoreham passed non-binding resolutions opposing the project, developed by Vermont Gas.

As proposed, the $70 million pipeline would pass through all three communities before passing under the water of Lake Champlain to Ticonderoga. The project still needs approval from state officials in Vermont and these resolutions were designed to influence that review.

Officials at International Paper have argued that the pipeline will reduce operating costs at the mill, while also cutting emissions.  Go to full article
Wind turbines in Searbury, Vermont Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/redjar/113885544/">Jared and Corin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Lowell VT rejects anti-wind vote at town meeting

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Lowell voters are standing behind their support for a 21-turbine industrial wind power project making electricity on a ridge above the northern Vermont community.

In a Town Meeting Day vote Tuesday, 27 voters supported an article opposing Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project while 110 voted against the article.  Go to full article

Coalition formed to promote NY gas drilling

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) A new coalition of labor groups, farmers, landowners and businesses from New York counties along the Pennsylvania border is calling on state officials...  Go to full article
Researchers release a tagged golden eagle in the Catskills. Photo: Matt Richmond

How bad are wind turbines for Golden Eagles?

New York State has set a goal to generate 30 percent of electricity demand from renewable sources by 2015. And wind power will have to play a major role to meet that goal....  Go to full article
Wind Turbines in Searbury, Vermont Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/redjar/113885544/">Jared and Corin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont loves renewable energy, except when it arrives

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont touts itself as clean and green but renewable energy has had a bumpy ride in the state recently.

Strong opposition from citizens'...  Go to full article
Turbines at the Marble River wind farm in Clinton, NY. Photo: Sarah Harris

BP killing Cape Vincent Wind Farm

After battling local residents for years, energy company BP says it's killing its proposal for the Cape Vincent Wind Farm. Some of the project's most vocal critics are...  Go to full article
A train of oil tankers. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11072040@N08/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Northern NY officials eye safety of oil trains

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Northern New York officials are reviewing their disaster plans in response to a dramatic increase in rail shipments of highly volatile crude oil from...  Go to full article
Ginna nuclear power plant in the town of Ontario in Wayne County, NY. Photo: United States government

Western NY nuclear plant cited for flood risk

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a citation to the owners of the Ginna nuclear power plant in upstate New York. Preliminary inspection findings...  Go to full article
Oil Train Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/russloar/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Rail oil shipping raises safety concerns in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Environmental groups and residents are trying to stop a project that they believe will make Albany a key hub in the transport of heavy crude oil from...  Go to full article

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