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Group warns against shipping oil on Great Lakes

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SUPERIOR, Wis. -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes released a report Wednesday warning against increased shipment of petroleum products on the lakes, most notably a plan to ship oil by tanker out of Superior.

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The environmental group’s report said neither U.S. nor Canadian shipping fleets or ports are designed for large-scale transport of crude oil, and that neither government’s regulatory system is prepared to deal with moving oil across the big lakes.

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