The National Energy Board is taking it on the chin again in another critical audit of its performance as Canada’s pipeline regulator by the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development. This is the second highly disturbing audit result for the NEB in the last four years.
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Valves on two Enbridge pipelines in Southern Ontario were closed by unknown persons early yesterday morning, making this the fourth time in two months that pipeline flows were interrupted.
Two years ago today, TransCanada’s pipeline in Otterburne, Manitoba ruptured and exploded sending flames hundreds of metres into the winter skies.
The pipeline was found to have ruptured due to a faulty weld created when it was built in 1960. The fatally flawed weld was not detected by any of TransCanada’s inspections over the last 54 years.
Early yesterday morning, someone shut down Enbridge’s Line 7 oil pipeline near Cambridge Ontario by activating a shutoff valve. This is the third time in less than a month that an Enbridge pipeline was turned off- but the first time that it was done anonymously.
Activists closed a valve on Enbridge’s Line 9 oil pipeline just west of Sarnia today stopping oil transport on the controversial pipeline for several hours before they were arrested and removed.
The Council of Canadians London chapter screened the film 'This Changes Everything' at the London Public Library last night to a capacity crowd as part of a Cinema Politica event. The great turnout happened despite the fact that the film had already been playing all week in London.
Activists turned off Enbridge’s Line 9 oil pipeline today by shutting a valve in the town of Ste-Justine-de-Newton on the Québec-Ontario border.
To watch a video of the action: https://twitter.com/stimulator/status/673894408446713857
From the press release issued by the activists:
“It is unacceptable that Enbridge can go forward with the Line 9B flow reversal while communities along the route have not received the necessary contingency plans in the event of an emergency,” said Jean Léger, community member from the Lower Laurentians. “Considering the state of the pipeline, and the corrosive nature of bitumen, we know that a spill is inevitable and would impact the drinking water and farmland of millions of people in Ontario and Quebec.”
According to Bloomberg news, Enbridge’s forty year old pipeline “Line 9” began pumping crude oil from Sarnia to Montreal earlier this week. About 60,000 barrels of crude was received as of Tuesday. Line 9 passes through 99 towns and cities and 14 Indigenous communities in Ontario and Quebec.
The Transportation Safety Board has finally released its report on the TransCanada pipeline that ruptured and exploded in Northern Alberta in 2013. The report is further proof that TransCanada has serious problems safely building and operating pipelines.
Migrant worker groups from coast to coast to coast have joined together and formed a single unified voice for migrant worker rights.
The Coalition for Migrant Workers Rights - Canada (CMWRC) is comprised of members from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, PEI, and Quebec. The Council of Canadians is proud to be a member!
Together, CMWRC members have launched MoVE, a campaign for Mobility, Voice and Equality for migrant workers. MoVE is calling on Trudeau to act urgently to untie migrant workers from their employers.
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