The zoning panel last month included an insurance requirement when it approved a permit for increased pumping capacity, part of
Federal law governs pipeline safety, and if the company must comply with a patchwork of local regulations, pipeline reliability could be compromised and petroleum prices could be affected,
That spill was part of the reason zoning committee members voted unanimously on
Pipeline expansion opponents said that if
Tar sands crude is much more costly to clean up than conventional crude because it sinks in water, said
A consultant hired by the county reported that a pollution insurance policy would help avert cleanup delays in the event that an insurer claims a general liability policy doesn't cover a spill.
There are federal and state cleanup funds, but they aren't guaranteed to be in place forever, Dybdahl said.
In addition to the pollution policy, the zoning panel also required the company to supply the
The pipeline, which carries Canadian tar sands crude across
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