MONTREAL, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Équiterre released information
showing that Enbridge is hiding its true intentions for the reversal of
Pipeline 9 between Westover, Ontario and Montreal from both the
regulatory authorities as well as from the public.
During the hearings before the National Energy Board last May, Enbridge
alleged that the pipeline reversal project was solely for the needs of
But, according to information made public today, the Canadian Consulate
made presentations to governors in New England, namely Maine, in order
to promote the arrival of the oil sands in this region. This
information had been obtained by the Natural Resources Council of
Maine, through the U.S. freedom of information Act.
"For several months, we have suspected Enbridge of hiding its true
intentions concerning the finality of the reversal of the flow of Line
9. We now have proof that this is neither to help consumers in the
eastern part of the country by providing Canadian oil to refineries
here, nor to reinforce Canada's energy security! The company's goal is
and has always been to export this oil to the United States," declared
Steven Guilbeault, Deputy Executive Director of Équiterre.
"Keeping in mind that the federal government is in bed with the
petroleum industry, we call on the population, municipalities, and the
new Quebec government to prevent this project from becoming reality.
Enbridge wants to smuggle one of the most polluting forms of petroleum
via the second largest city in Canada and, in one of the oldest
pipelines in the country! Are we going to let them do it?" concluded
For further information:
Loïc Dehoux, Équiterre
514 605 2000