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U.S. State Department OKs Pipeline From Canada's Oil Sands

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 11:31 AM
The US State Dept. has issued approval to a gigantic pipeline project to move product from northern Alberta's Tar Sands project to Wisconsin concerns.

The topic is being well discussed in Environmental circles but I've yet to find any news beyond that.

If it is true we should be able to find something.

I thought this might or mightn't turn into something in the future and if it did, would prove worthy of a post now.

A quote from the news story link

WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2009 (ENS) - The U.S. State Department has issued a permit for a multibillion-dollar pipeline to carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands to refineries south of the border, triggering a court challenge from environmental and native groups.

On Thursday, the State Department issued a Presidential Permit to Enbridge Energy, Ltd. for the Alberta Clipper - a 1,000-mile/1,607-kilometer crude oil pipeline that will run between Hardisty, Alberta, and Superior, Wisconsin.

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posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 11:34 AM
Here's the site for the
Alberta Clipper Pipeline part of
Enbridge Expansion Projects

The Alberta Clipper Project is an integral part of Enbridge's expansion program to meet North America's needs for reliable and secure energy supplies.

Alberta Clipper is a crude oil pipeline that will provide service between Hardisty, Alberta, and Superior, Wis. This 1,000-mile/1,607-km segment is designed to resolve expected capacity constraints and is expected to be in service by mid-2010, after the Southern Access program is completed and as crude oil supplies from Western Canada continue to increase. Initial capacity will be 450,000 barrels per day (bpd), with ultimate capacity of up to 800,000 bpd available.

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 11:35 AM
link of pipeline map

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 11:38 AM
Canadian Government gave approval for project in May 08

posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 11:41 AM
Enbridge began construction of Canadian End in Aug 08
Apparently without American approval for American End

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