tar sands

Council of Canadians applauds Wisconsin government pausing Great Lakes tar sands project

Media Release
January 9, 2014

The Council of Canadians is congratulating Wisconsin's Ministry of Natural Resources on its decision to reject Elkhorn Industries' application for dock repairs that would eventually lead to the construction of an oil terminal from which tar sands and fracked oil would be shipped across the Great Lakes.

Access to Information request reveals Enbridge will delay required crude oil pipeline safety fix for three more years

Media Release
July 18, 2013

The Council of Canadians has learned that Enbridge pipelines across Canada will not be retrofitted for another three years, despite missing key safety systems for decades. This neglect has the potential to increase the magnitude of any future spills. 

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