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• Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Source: Equiterre

Even if it doesn’t spill, it will already have been an environmental disaster.

Last fall, the pipeline company Enbridge asked the National Energy Board (NEB) for permission to:

  • reverse the flow in a section of its Line 9 pipeline
  • use the pipeline to carry heavy tar sands crude from Alberta through Ontario to Montreal

Citizens need to know that:

  • domestic oil is not necessarily ethical oil
  • by the time tar sands oil does make it to a gas station, it may already have generated as much as 82% more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil

The Line 9 pipeline reversal:

  • will not save you any money at the pump
  • will not create significant jobs in Montreal
  • may expose communities along the pipeline to the risk of a heavy oil spill
  • may simply be intended to access foreign markets, where more money can be made per barrel

What you can do

Attend an upcoming public meeting, where environmentalist Steven Guilbeault will give more information on the issue, and explain how you can make your voice heard:

  • Montreal, February 6, 7 p.m.  – Centre Roussin, 12 125, rue Notre Dame Est
  • St-Césaire, February 11, 7 p.m. – Hôtel de Ville, 1111, avenue St-Paul
  • Ste-Justine, March 11, 6:30 p.m. – Centre communautaire, 2842, rue Principale

For more information (including sources) (in French only)

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