On Tuesday, five people locked themselves to the contruction equipment being used on an Enbridge pipeline.
The direct action by Rising Tide Toronto is in response to the proposed reversal of Enbridge's Line 9. This reversal would increase maximum daily volume and ship diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands despite high risk of rupture, environmental contamination and health consequences.
What do you think are the next steps to ensure the Line 9 reversal doesn't happen?
The European Union (EU) fuel quality directive requires a 6 per cent reduction in the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of fuels used in vehicles by 2020. To help meet this target, the EU has calculated average GHG releases from biofuels, conventional crude, tar sands, and oil shale using a "life-cycle" approach, including emissions from extraction, processing and distribution.