Ward 6 Protest Prevents Enbridge Pipeline Inspection

May 20, 2014: I stopped at the protest against Enbridge Line 9 today on No 1 Side Road in ward 6 hoping to speak with the owner of the farm. I was told he wasn’t there but had given the protesters permission to set up at his driveway’s entrance. The Enbridge work team had not tried to pass the group to do the “integrity dig” and instead had moved on to a different site. 

For more information,

Protesters in north Burlington decry Line 9 safety

  • Burlington Post | Tina Depko-Denver | May 20, 2014
  • Banners reading ‘Climate Crime Scene’, ‘No Integrity?! No Digs’ and ‘Stop the Tar Sands’ demonstrated their frustration with the National Energy Board’s (NEB) recent approval of the Line 9B reversal and Line 9 capacity expansion project, as well as what protesters say is a lack of proper safety checks at Enbridge.

VIDEO: Protesters block Enbridge pipeline work in Burlington

  • The Hamilton Spectator | Carmela Fragomeni | May 20, 2014
  • Twenty protesters who stopped work on a Burlington section of Enbridge’s controversial Line 9 pipeline, and blockaded the site, say they did it to highlight risks of oil spills locally and throughout the country.

Enbridge pipeline road blocked by protesters in Burlington

  • CBC News | May 20, 2014
  • A group of protesters has blockaded the road to an exposed section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline early this morning in Burlington, Ont. The protesters say they plan to continue the blockade for at least 12 hours. A news release says the 12-hour stay represents 12,000 “anomalies Enbridge has reported to exist on the line.”

Protesters prevent pipeline crews from inspecting a line that will carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to Montreal – via Burlington

  • The Burlington Gazette | May 21, 2014
  • It may have moved from top of mind ‘for a lot of people but a local chapter of the Council of Canadians activists, local residents, allies and First Nations blockaded the access road to an exposed section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline Tuesday morning.

Enbridge Pipeline Road Blocked By Protesters In Burlington

  • Huffington Post | May 20, 2014
  • …An estimated 877,000 gallons (3.3 million liters) of oil leaked from a pipeline into the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Michigan July 25, 2010.

NEB Decision on Line 9 Pipeline – BurlingtonGreen

  • BurlingtonGreen remains concerned not knowing if the public will have a chance to review these [safety] plans and how Enbridge will engage local right of way landowners and neighbours, local governments, and train first responders. In addition, the position of shut off valves across water courses remains unspecific.
  • BurlingtonGreen with others brought the issue to the attention of the Burlington Mayor and City Hall in several delegations asking them to become involved to protect Burlington’s Niagara Escarpment and watershed system that feeds to Lake Ontario and Burlington resident’s drinking water … Significant municipal collaboration did occur as the staff of towns and cities across the GTAH worked together to prepare collectively as intervenors for the NEB hearing.

Line 9 Communities

Video presentation by Maude Barlow

Submission by BurlingtonGreen

NEB Line 9 Written Evidence by Dr. Nicole Goodman Oct 17, 2013 Dr. Nicole Goodman + Burlington Residents’ Submission to National Energy Board (NEB) re- Enbridge Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project 13-08-13

City of Burlington Submission to National Energy Board (NEB) re- Enbridge Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project 13-07-24

National Energy Board Reasons for Decision Enbridge Pipelines Inc. OH-002-2013

  • 140pages March 6, 2014

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