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EPA Worries Dilbit Still a Threat to Kalamazoo River, More Than 2 Years After Spill

Published on January 4, 2013 by in Home

  Enbridge needs to dredge accumulating oil from 100 acres of the river’s bottom, EPA says. The work could take up to a year and cost tens of millions more.   By David Hasemyer InsideClimate News The hidden, long-term effects of the 2010 pipeline accident that spilled more than a million gallons of heavy Canadian

 
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Little Oversight for Enbridge Pipeline Route that Skirts Lake Michigan

Published on December 27, 2012 by in Home

  Despite calls for extra protection for the vital watershed, Enbridge expects to have its final permits from Indiana to begin construction in May or June.   By David Hasemyer and Lisa Song Inside Climate News   In the northwestern corner of Indiana a major pipeline project is planned that will carry vast quantities of

 
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Pipeline politics in Canada

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Home

  Richard Fidler, socialistworker.org PETROLEUM GIANT Enbridge Inc. has taken huge strides in recent weeks to complete its plan to transport tar sands oil to eastern Canada and from there to foreign markets. Already assured of support from the Harper government, the company is rapidly lining up further backing from provincial politicians and industry players,

 
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Oil Pipeline Politics: Canada’s Tar Sands

Published on December 12, 2012 by in Home

  By Richard Fidler Global Research   Can Popular Protest Stop the Tar Sands Leviathan?   Petroleum giant Enbridge Inc. has taken huge strides in recent weeks to complete its plan to transport tar sands oil to eastern Canada and from there to foreign markets. Already assured of support from the Harper government, the company is rapidly lining

 
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The Oil Industry’s Dilbit Cover-Up

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Tar sands bitumen spills harder and costlier to clean up   by Joyce Nelson Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives   It’s amazing to watch the lengths to which Enbridge and the oil industry will go in pretending that tar sands diluted bitumen (dilbit) is no different from conventional oil. On Aug. 26, the Canadian Press

 
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Ontario municipalities step up to protect citizens, as Enbridge files Line 9 proposal

Published on December 3, 2012 by in Home

 Enbridge’s poor track record make this proposal questionable. In the event of a spill remediation is extremely difficult if not impossible. Tar Sands Free Northeast   Just as Enbridge files to reverse its Line 9 pipeline in order to ship dangerous tar sands oil east for export, municipalities across Ontario are stepping up and asking questions. It’s no wonder,

 
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Enbridge Bid to Dismiss Landowners’ Lawsuit Fails, Pipeline Case to Continue

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  Landowner group wants to force Enbridge to follow local regulations; the pipeline company says the group has no legal standing to sue.   Lisa Song Inside Climate News    A lawsuit against pipeline company Enbridge Inc. was returned to Michigan state court on Tuesday, after a judge ruled that a group that is trying to

 
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Canada’s crude export pipelines clogged

Published on November 23, 2012 by in Home

 A report from the thrill-seekers on the road to ecocide and planetary collapse. NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE Globe and Mail   The surge in Canadian oil production must now face a new reality: The biggest mover of crude says the pipes out of the country are full. In recent years, estimates by analysts and energy consultants predicted

 
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Freshwater research facility to be transferred by Harper government to institute funded by Suncor, Enbridge

Published on November 16, 2012 by in Home

  By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians   The Globe and Mail reports, “The federal Conservative government is attempting to negotiate the transfer of a renowned freshwater research facility (the Experimental Lakes Area or ELA) in Northern Ontario to a Winnipeg-based international institute…” The transfer of the ELA to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is being

 
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Rebutting industry’s arguments against due diligence for tar sands pipelines

Published on November 16, 2012 by in Home

  Anthony Swift NRDC   In response to growing public concerns about the safety of tar sands pipelines and the risks that tar sands spills pose to their communities, industry lobbyists at the American Petroleum Institute (API) and its surrogates have been busy making the argument that industry’s plans to transport millions of barrels of

 
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Enbridge comes clean about plans to export dangerous tar sands oil through Ontario

Published on October 28, 2012 by in Home

  Environmental Defence   TORONTO, ON – Enbridge’s real plan for Line 9 was revealed yesterday in a document filed with the National Energy Board (NEB), which shows Enbridge plans not only to reverse the flow of oil through the pipeline to Montreal, but also to change what the pipeline can carry from normal oil

 
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Tar Sands: Sneaking Into New England

Published on October 27, 2012 by in Home

    Sierra Club Compass   Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. and the Exxon-Mobil-owned Portland Montreal Pipeline Company appear to be reviving a tar sands oil pipeline plan, called Trailbreaker, which would transport tar sands oil through some of the most important natural and cultural landscapes in Eastern Canada and New England. The Trailbreaker plan

 
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Study outlines pipeline risk to GTA water

Published on October 26, 2012 by in Home

  John Spears Toronto Star     Crude oil from western Canada could soon flow across the Greater Toronto Area toward Montreal, according to a notice filed by Enbridge Inc. with the National Energy Board. The notice comes as a study conducted by conservation areas in the GTA warns that a pipeline break could have a “significant”

 
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Great Lakes at Risk of Major Oil Spill, Report Warns

Published on October 20, 2012 by in Home

  National Wildlife Federation report says a spill on an aging Enbridge pipeline could damage a water source for 30 million people.   By David Hasemyer InsideClimate News Two aging oil and natural gas pipelines running under the sparkling waters of the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan are time bombs that could devastate the

 
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Talkin’ bout a res-o-lu-tioooooon, yaaaaaaa, we know

Published on October 18, 2012 by in Home

    By Josh Paterson, Staff Lawyer West Coast Environmental Law   At the end of September, local government elected representatives from all over British Columbia listened to their constituents. It’s a solid fact that a substantial majority of British Columbians oppose oil tankers on our coast (see recent polling). And on September 27, a

 
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