A call for action from Environmental Defence. Since 1984, Environmental Defence has been inspiring change by connecting people with environmental issues that affect their daily lives in their homes, workplaces and neighbourhoods.
Enbridge has asked for permission to reverse the flow of its oil pipeline through Ontario.
The ‘Line 9‘ pipeline runs from Sarnia to Montreal, crossing countless sensitive ecosystems and farms, as well as numerous watersheds draining into the Great Lakes. Reversing the flow and increasing the pressure in the pipeline, as proposed by Enbridge to transport more corrosive tar sands oil, increases the chance of a spill.
Just two years ago, a similar Enbridge pipeline in Michigan spilled three million litres of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River, causing major contamination downstream. We can’t let this happen in Ontario and need your help.
This project is part of a much bigger plan to export more tar sands oil to the U.S. and could increase the risk of oil spills, as well as threaten our health though increased air and water pollution at local refineries. Enbridge’s proposal will likely increase the amount of tar sands oil in Ontario. Tar sands oil creates more global warming pollution and chemicals that are harmful to humans than conventional oil and is more corrosive and dangerous to transport through pipelines.
Please consider adding your voice to those opposed to this.