Worried Citizens Across Canada and US Mark Anniversary of Costliest Pipeline Spill in US History

Enbridge's toxic tar sands goo still in water as company wants to build more pipelines.

TORONTO, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Landowners, environmentalists and community organizers across the United States and Canada today reminded citizens about the dangerous spills caused by Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. on the second anniversary of the largest inland oil spill, and costliest, in US history. The company's negligence has come under increased scrutiny following a damning report from the US government.

Public events against future pipelines carrying hard to clean up tar sands oil took place in 29 cities, including Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton and in smaller communities including Bella Bella and Smithers.

"An Enbridge spill could happen in Canada at any time, which is a tremendous concern given that the toxic goo in tar sands sinks and is proving impossible to remove from water,"  said Adam Scott of Environmental Defence. The group, along with ForestEthics, Greenpeace, Sierra Club Prairie and 350, held events across Canada.

Go here to read the rest -  http://forestethics.org/press-release-kalamazoo-anniversary-citizens-mark-costliest-pipeline-spill

SOURCE: ForestEthics

For further information:

Adam Scott, Environmental Defence, (416) 347-3858
Nikki Skuce, ForestEthics Advocacy, (250)  877-7762 or (778) 210-0117
Mike Hudema, Greenpeace Canada, (780) 504-5601
Chelsea Flook, Director Sierra Club Prairie, (780) 722-1226

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