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Thu August 22, 2013
Environmental Group Sues Over Pipeline Project
An environmental group is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to provide information about a multi-state oil pipeline project. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is trying to find out more about plans by Enbridge of Canada to build a 600-mile pipeline that would carry tar sands oil through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Attorney Henry Robertson represents the Coalition in the suit.
"We were interested in Enbridge’s applications that showed the route of the pipeline, and the environmental impacts. We were also interested in […] risk to endangered species. We were also concerned about plans for dealing with spills.” - Attorney Henry Robertson
Robertson says the Coalition wants to stop construction of the pipeline, which began last week. The Army Corps said it does not comment on pending litigation. In northern Illinois, the pipeline would originate in Flanagan in Livingston County and run southwest to Quincy
Veronique LaCapra contributed to this report.