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Ethanol trains stopped in their tracks
July 5, 2013
By Saul Tannenbaum on Cambridge Community Television
Global Petroleum, the company whose plans to complete a "virtual" rail pipeline would have brought mile-long ethanol trains through Cambridge and surrounding towns, has announced the withdrawal of its application for a license to renovate and upgrade its rail siding in Chelsea. Without this "Chapter 91" license, Global will be unable to make its rail facilities ready to receive ethanol shipments and but will continue to receive them by barge from Providence where rail shipments currently terminate.
Screeching Halt: Backed into Corner, Global Withdraws Ethanol Train Plan
July 4, 2013
By Seth Daniel, Chelsea Record
Hailing from Chelsea, Revere and Eastie, members of the grass-roots group that stood in opposition to the Global Petroleum Ethanol train plan gathered to celebrate Tuesday morning on the commuter rail tracks in Chelsea – a spot that the Ethanol trains would have rumbled through at least twice a week during the nighttime hours. Pictured here are (left to right) Judie Dyer, Anthony Orellana, Gladys Vega, Marangely Vasquez, Roseann Bongiovanni, Jovanna Garcia-Soto, David Mussina, John Kennard, Kim Foltz, Rita Falzarano and Attorney Staci Rubin.
Trains Carrying Flammable Liquids Won’t Be Traveling Through Greater Boston
Fuel firm drops plan to transport ethanol
Global Petroleum withdraws plan to transport ethanol by rail through northern suburbs
July 2, 2013
By Jeremy C. Fox, Boston.com
Global Petroleum has withdrawn a plan to transport ethanol by train through densely populated communities north of Boston after the state Legislature passed a budget with an amendment that would outlaw the storage of large quantities of ethanol near densely populated areas.
Company cans proposal to ship ethanol through Somerville
July 2, 2013
By Erin Baldassari, Wicked Local Somerville
Facing pressure from legislators and residents, representatives from Global Partners LP withdrew their proposal July 1 to ship ethanol by train through Somerville and other metro Boston cities, according to state Sen. Sal DiDomenico.