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Pipeline Approved to Bring Tar Sands to Montreal and New England's Doorstep


Environment  (tags: oil pipelines, Candad, environmental destruciton, ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCITON, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, habitat, world, pollution, humans, energy )

Cal
- 226 days ago - ecowatch.com
The National Energy Board of Canada approved this week a proposal by pipeline giant Enbridge to reverse and increase the flow of crude oil, including tar sands oil, in its pipeline from Sarnia, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec--for the first time directly conne



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Brad H. (26)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 7:55 am
thanks
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 8:27 am
NO!!!
 

Sue H. (7)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 8:48 am
A Pox on Enbridge!!
 

Natasha Salgado (537)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 9:37 am
BAD BAD BAD
 

Debbie S. (33)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:42 pm
No, we must keep fighting against this outrage. I sign every petition I can against fracking, tar sands, etc. These jerks won't stop until they have ruined the entire planet.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:43 pm
Oh, this is terrible! Bit by bit, our beautiful America is being destroyed by greed. I hope the people don't allow this.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:57 am
More bad news never seems to end.
 

Terry H. (8)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 3:08 am
It may well be the case that the motivation behind this is because of the resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline. Which shows that resistance to Keystone may be working and it's time to redouble efforts against that and any other pipelines...
 

ewoud k. (73)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 3:28 am
Bad news exists as well....
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 3:59 am
It just means that the State Department was right when it said it would get done with or without US involvement.
 

Sylvie A. (139)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 4:24 am
C'est vraiment une très mauvaise nouvelle...
 

Panchali Yapa (13)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 4:31 am
Thank you
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 5:10 am
Noted
 

John Gregoire (256)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 5:15 am
Horrible news!
 

Nancy C. (797)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 5:36 am
We'll stand strong with Maine. Keep fighting...ty Cal
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:07 am
Bad and sad..
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:14 am
I'm very sad right now but I'm still going to come up swinging. They won't be happy until they've killed us all along with the planet.
 

Marianne R. (101)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:38 am
Terrible news
 

P.S. Gravemaker (62)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:18 am
Thank God we live in a world where politicians and lobbyists can't ignore democratic principles and listen to people's voices......(laughter from the peanut gallery)
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:28 am
SO disappointed to read this!
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 11:00 am
West Central StarTribune, Friday, March 7, 2014...Headline: By rail or pipeline, oil safety fights on.

Jim Spencer, startribune.com - On Capitol Hill, senators were told that none of the thousands of inadequately protected rail cars as bee removed from service. Long article here.

David Shaffer, startribune.com - Enbridge Energy says replacing the 46-yr-old crude oil pepeline across Minnesota will boost safety. But opponents don't see it that way.
Very interesting article here - fears that Enbridge will "update" its aging, leaking, unsafe pipelone only to use it for tar sands oil. I am really behind on doing background on MN pipelines.

Never knew we already had an Enbridge pipeline in northern MN...across some of our freshwater lakes and streams. MN, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, is being polluted already by Enbridge. "...an elevated risk of rupturing...1968-era pipeline carries oil from Canada through northern MN to Superior, WI...a 2002 rupture in Cohasset, MN..." Big time problems could sill happen before the replacement, by 2017. MN350 and the Sierra Club are already gearing up to fight the replacement pipeline.

MN also has natural gas pipelines, buried all over - did know about them. Natural Gas Council has been sending out brochures for last two years on how to spot gas leaks from pipelines...included is a blurb on how safe these pipelines are so we really needn't worry...

Right...
 

Arielle S. (317)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 11:35 am
I do not think we have to worry about wars or diseases ~ we're all going to be fracked to death first.
 

Janet R. (34)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:22 pm
Shameful, these rich oil bastards will do anything for a buck. They would probably sell their wives and mothers to the highest bidders. I haven't been to Maine yet but I've heard how beautiful it is; I hope they stop this tar sands crap at the border.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:50 pm
Horrible! Harper needs to be stopped.
 

barb horban (46)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:51 pm
Unacceptable!!! This behemoth disaster in the making will be less than 5 miles from my home. And Janet, yes Maine is so beautiful!! Noted and shared
 

Linda Wallace (24)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:27 pm
Just wonderful! I wonder how many messes this will create. I despair.
 

lisa O. (6)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:46 pm
What are they thinking gambling with our lives.
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:48 pm
I want to know why, if Canada is will for this toxic gunk, does it have to go thru the USA? Can't it just stay where it is wanted, in Canada. We need this like we need another hole in the head.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:58 pm
Bad news
 

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 2:58 pm
UNACCEPTABLE! Canada . Keep your dirty tar sands in your own country and leave ours alone! None of this oil is for the USA so keep it in your own country! Ruin your own country when the spills happen . . and you know they will since there has already been spills!
 

Lyn Romaine (108)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 3:16 pm
Noted. I guess we don't have enough problems of our own, so that's why I guess we have to share other country's problems.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 3:23 pm
It sure is amazing how these clowns will never listen. Thanks Cal
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:07 pm
Canada; I think you have made a big mistake and I am sorry because you have been good neighbors. I pray that the pipeline will NOT be ALLOWED in the USA.
 

Harry B. (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:37 pm
If Canada must move this muck then run the pipelines through Ontario and Quebec... not the US. If those folks don't want the pipelines either then leave the crap in the ground.
 

Dianne D. (460)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 10:16 pm
The good people of Canada needs petitions to get those that pushed this through removed from their government positions.
 

Tom Tree (248)
Monday March 10, 2014, 8:23 am

This is REALLY SCARY STUFF !
WE'D BETTER WAKE UP !!
 

Sylvie A. (139)
Monday March 10, 2014, 12:35 pm
Tout cela est très inquiétant. Les citoyens du Québec ne veulent pas cette exploitation, mais le gouvernement fédéral n'écoute pas les gens du Québec... nous n'avons pas voté pour lui lors des dernières élections. En tout cas, c'est très inquiétant et pour l'instant, les gens ne sont encore assez actif dans ce dossier.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 9:49 am
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