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Government faces lawsuit over emergency response plan

Group worried about local crude oil accidents, danger to animals

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A non-profit group focused on endangered species is threatening to sue the federal government for lacking updated emergency plans to deal with a potential catastrophe from crude oil shipment accidents. Concerned with crude oil shipments traveling Capital Region railways and bound for transport on the Hudson River, the Vermont-based Center for Biological Diversity this week filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The center’s ...

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