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Questionable Emergency Response

For anyone who follows energy issues, the Enbridge name has become synonymous with Marshall, Michigan and Kalamazoo. It was in that remote US community where an Enbridge pipeline – identical in construction to Line 9 – ruptured and went undetected … Continue reading

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Dirty Oil Debacle

This is not a debate about the oil sands. The NEB List of Issues clearly states that upstream and downstream effects (i.e. climate change), as well as the impact of oil sands development will not be considered in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Request to Participate Form

Procedural Update No. 1 Document Includes: Revised List of Issues – #3 and #8 have been slightly modified (Appendix I) Application to Participate Form (Appendix II) Guidance (Appendix III) Requirements of Request to Participate Form: Personal Contact Info (Name, Address, … Continue reading

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History of Enbridge Spills (USA Only)

2002 (July 4th) – Cohasset, Minnesota – 6,000 barrels. Cause: Cracking caused by train shipping induced cracking of the pipe being delivered. 2003 (January 24th) – Douglas County, Wisconsin – 2,380 barrels. 2007 (January 1st) – Superior, Wisconsin – 1,500 barrels. Cause: Incomplete fusion of a longitudinal weld at … Continue reading

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Learning From Line 9A Intervenors

The entire Line 9 runs from Sarnia to Montreal. Line 9A is the portion from Sarnia to Westover (north of Hamilton) which has already been approved by the NEB for a flow reversal. Line 9B is the remaining Westover to … Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture?

When answering questions after a March 7th Conservation Hamilton presentation, Enbridge representatives said that hypothetically, Line 9 could be twinned in the future … but that would require a new NEB application. The term “twinning” means that the company would … Continue reading

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Bill C-38 and the NEB

Bill C-38 was an act to implement measures announced in the 2012 federal budget. This act contained many significant changes to the environmental protection legislation in Canada. Public Participation Public participation in pipeline hearings has now been limited to individuals who … Continue reading

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