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Hudson River Oil Terminal Faces More Scrutiny

New York regulators are seeking more information from a Massachusetts company that plans to expand its Hudson River facilities routing rail shipments of North Dakota crude oil to coastal refineries.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators are seeking more information from a Massachusetts company that plans to expand its Hudson River facilities routing rail shipments of North Dakota crude oil to coastal refineries.

The Department of Environmental Conservation sent letters to Global Partners, based in Waltham, Mass., on Monday. The agency requested more information about emergency response plans, community impact, overall operations and other aspects of a rail terminal planned in New Windsor, just north of West Point.

The agency also said it's extending the deadline for public comments on Global's Albany expansion plans from April 2 to June 2. It said the action was part of DEC's review of whether Global has taken measures to minimize damage to the environment in case of an accident.

A Global spokesman did not initially return a call seeking comment.

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