Raising Awareness and Promoting a Community Discussion
In Memory of my Grandmothers
Thank you for your interest in Enbridge Line 9. My name is Emily Ferguson and I created L9C in March 2013 in an attempt to help raise awareness about the quiet oil pipeline proposal. I am not paid by or affiliated with any environmental organization, interest group, or political lobby and I maintain this website on a volunteer basis. My intention is to start a discussion about energy issues in a respectful manner.
What started as a casual interest in Line 9 turned into a full scale project when I realized the pipeline slipped right through the small community where I grew up. When I revisited my elementary school playground in Glenburnie, ON and could see the Line 9 pipeline marker less than 200m away, my curiosity about the extraction, transportation, and refining of oil became stronger than ever. Since then, I have traveled to North Dakota to learn about the Bakken shale formation and Fort McMurray to see the impact of the Oil Sands first hand.
I believe in the strength of communities coming together and the power of people uniting over a common cause. As the L9C mission continues, I can’t help but reflect on how amazing the ride has been so far. The concern, hard work, passion, and optimism of citizens all along the line has inspired me beyond all expectations. The loss of both of my grandmothers during the project has given me strength to fight for what is right in their memory and work toward a brighter future for my own grandchildren.
As a first time Intervenor in the National Energy Board process, I had a lot to learn. The experience taught me so much about the industry and regulatory processes. Although the NEB approved the Line 9 project – with conditions – on March 6th, 2014, there is much more work to be done. I will continue to maintain the L9C website and work every day to help raise awareness and promote community discussions.
My intention is to provide the information. I leave it up to you to come to your own conclusions. Enjoy the site!
As always, do not hesitate to contact me.
Click thumbnails below to access some of the most popular L9C pages.
Reflections on Line 9
Line 9B Application Summary & Concerns
Local Maps – Satellite and Road
Pipeline Integrity – List of Cracks, Corrosion, Dents
The Speech – My Final Argument to the NEB at Toronto Hearing
My Story – How I got involved in Enbridge Line 9
Questions / Comments / Suggestions?
Twitter: @L9Communities and @eco_emily
Together, we’ll make a difference!