Oil and Water: Tar Sands Crude Shipping Meets Great Lakes?

A new report from the Alliance for the Great Lakes warns that the region is facing a critical choice about whether the Great Lakes should become a thoroughfare for tar sands crude shipping. The report finds that neither the Great Lakes shipping fleet nor its ports were designed to ship tar sands crude over the Great Lakes, and cites serious gaps in the region’s oil-spill prevention and response policies.

The full report is available for download at http://www.greatlakes.org/document.doc?id=1425.

For more information visit http://www.greatlakes.org/tar-sands/report.