Massachusetts Activists Block Ethanol Rail Transport in Highly Populated Areas

June 5, 2013 |

In Massachusetts, activists have successfully added an amendment to the state budget proposal to block the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection plan to allow ethanol facilities to use rail transport in densely populated communities. The original plan was initiated by Global Partners LP who hoped to transport ethanol from its storage terminal in Revere using MBTA commuter rail lines. The amendment must pass the state House and Senate conference committee before final amendment approval is granted.

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