Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lake Superior Oil Transload Project Update

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has set a public meeting for Nov. 26 to discuss Calumet Oil’s shipping terminal proposal for the Port of Superior. The facility would be the first major oil shipping terminal on Lake Superior in several decades and would transfer oil from North Dakota and western Canada pipelines to tankers bound for eastern oil refineries. More

The plan is opposed by Alliance for the Great Lakes which has released a report stating that neither U.S. nor Canadian shipping fleets or ports are designed for large-scale transport of crude oil. The group also states that neither government’s regulatory system is adequate to oversee transporting oil across the big lakes. More

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