Tar sands critics host researcher, blogger

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 19, 2014 at 8:22 am •  Published: January 19, 2014
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A student researcher and a climate activist who've traversed sections of the Portland-to-Montreal pipeline are ready to discuss what they've seen.

Environmental organizer Brett Chamberlin and Kaity Thomson, a University of New Hampshire student with a fellowship with the National Wildlife Federation, are participating in an event Monday at Bug Light Park in South Portland.

Thomson has been studying ecosystems at risk of contamination from a possible spill along the pipeline, which passes through Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Some residents are concerned that a pipeline that sends crude oil north from South Portland could be reversed to bring tar sands oil from Canada. They believe that could expose the area to harmful toxins.


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