Tuesday June 6, 2017

Great Lakes Crude Oil Transport Webinars Open to Public

Informational sessions slated for Thursday, Friday

    The public can listen in by webinar as the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, Great Lakes Commission, International Joint Commission and Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative host a symposium on crude oil transport at 1 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday.


    Webinar information is available online under crude oil transport symposium.

    The symposium in Cleveland, Ohio is the first-of-its-kind crude oil movement meeting for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin and northern watersheds including Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.


    Crude oil travels through the Great Lakes Basin by rail, truck and barge.


    Planning for the two-day event on oil transportation infrastructure, economics, risk, hazards, emergency response, and lessons learned for Great Lakes audiences was co-led by New York Sea Grant Associate Director Katherine Bunting-Howarth, and Michele Leduc-Lapierre, senior program specialist with the Great Lakes Commission.


    “If you have ever wanted to better understand how crude oil moves by rail, pipeline, highway and water, or wondered about the risks involved, these webinars provide the opportunity to hear from experts on these topics as well as lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico and spills in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region,” Bunting-Howarth said.


    Those attending the symposium will include representatives of the U.S. and Canadian governments, science organizations, industry, academics and non-government stakeholders.


    New York Sea Grant maintains Great Lakes offices at SUNY Buffalo, the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark and at SUNY Oswego.


    Learn more at nyseagrant.org.

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Issue 151

Issue 151
August/September 2017

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