Understanding the Risks of Tar Sands for Maine
Maine Audubon Gilsland Farm Center
Dylan Voorhees, Clean Energy Project Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will present the basic background on what tar sands is and why Maine finds itself in the center of controversy regarding tar sands and tar sands pipelines. He will outline the risks posed by tar sands to Maine, including spill risks, route of pipeline in proximity to natural resources and drinking water, toxicity, climate emissions and others. Finally, Voorhees will give basic information on permitting and environmental review (or lack thereof) for use of Maine’s oil pipeline to carry tar sands.