Maine City’s Oil Export Ban Survives Pipeline Co. Challenge

This article discusses a recent win for Maine – its oil export ban survived a pipeline company’s court challenge. A federal judge on Friday upheld South Portland, Maine’s ordinance barring the export and bulk loading of Canadian crude oil onto marine tank vessels from the city’s waterfront, rejecting Portland Pipe Line Corp.’s claims that the ordinance violated the U.S. Constitution’s dormant and foreign commerce clauses.


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