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CANADA: Enbridge Faces Rising Opposition to Northern Gateway Pipeline With Protests, Arrests

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Opposition continues to grow against Enbridge's proposed 728-mile, $5.5 billion Northern Gateway pipeline, which would pump 525,000 barrels of diluted bitumen crude from Alberta's oil sands to British Columbia's coast, to be loaded on tankers for Asia

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pam w (139)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:44 pm
Good for them!

cecily w (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:29 am
That pipeline should not be built.

Sun c (95)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:45 am
People use alot of energy and we do depend on it. Fossil fuels are limited. It is going to run out anyways. Can't we instead of investing money into the pipeline, invest the money into other cutting edge green ways to restructure our dependence on gas and oil? Like wind, solar and water energy?

. (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:48 am
Sadly, this is a moot point right about now. Legislation has been vetted by the Nebraska governor and presented to Obama for authorization to proceed with the Keystone Pipeline on its alternative route through the state but circumnavigating the major aquifer. It requires only approval from the State Department.
This is exactly what the trader at the Conoco Phillips site in Oklahoma told everyone back in 10/2012 - "It is only a matter of time. It will be approved. There is too much money at stake." How utterly sad and criminal that would be.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:49 pm
This is a DISASTER in the making.

Nancy Crouse (5)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:07 pm
Micheal K. That is the other pipeline. This is the northern pipeline through BC to the Pacific. This is even more harmful than the pipeline to which you refer.
These pipelines are a disaster waiting to happen. Can you imagine if a terrorist group or any opposing group for that matter wish to interrupt the flow of crude to its final destination? The environmental impact would be irreversible. Are they going to post the army all along the route to protedt it? No, I don't think so. We are not chicken little, this is a horrible idea and it must be stopped. Blow it now before it flows with crude.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:40 pm
Noted. So glad to read about this movement speaking truth to power.
Re: Michael Kirkby above...the point about the pipeline through NE. Now that Mexico's drilling a mile down to access drinking water from their aquifer, this should put a huge damper on what they want to do in NE by ignoring that aquifer. The previous reasoning is that no one would drill a mile down for drinking that is a moot point which I hope will be taken up by these environmental protection groups.

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:19 pm
The First Nations seem to be doing a good job in representing and telling the Canadian government that this will not be allowed through their land. I sincerely hope they keep standing their ground.
Now as to the U.S. path, well, it appears the governor of Nebraska has had a recent change of heart and now is approving this new path, avoiding the major aquifer.
No land should have this crap flowing over it. It's a mistake and that's all there is to it. Just think if the money was invested in wind and solar how wonderful that would be. What is wrong with the human race?

Gordon W (3)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:35 pm
The Tar Sands are one of the dirtiest and most destructive projects on this planet. They are destroying thousands of hectares of boreal forest and polluting the Athabasca river and all its watersheds. They must be stopped.
Gordon W.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:20 pm
More power to the people who are protesting against this pipeline being built. I support them 100%. Thanks Cal

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:44 pm
We must stand united against the devastation that will SURELY FOLLOW of these companies destructive methodology of oil extraction!

Christine S (134)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:45 pm
Power to the protesters!

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Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:36 am

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Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 9:03 am
I stand with First Nations, of which there are approx. 70 First Nations along the proposed Enbridge pipeline route. All the way through Alberta and through some of the most primedial forests of British Columbia, The Great Bear Rain Forest being one of them It has no roads through it, only rivers and lakes. The loss just through there would be total disaster for all the wildlife and the salmon, and many other fish and birds. To end up in Kitimat, put on tankers that have to navigate narrow channels that enter a very unstable sea. It is preposterous in my mind, to risk First Nations livelihoods and huge array of all different wildlife - even the whales, otters and sea lions on the west coast. You can go to

Tim C (2420)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 10:49 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 12:10 pm
Noted & posted

. (4)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:11 pm
Every team every where should be called The Humans otherwise someone, somewhere will see the names as Racist sexist elitist , politically motivated or in some other way offensive .

Sandi C (99)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:10 pm
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