Speaker-Meeting on the risks of Line 9 to Mississauga.
Line 9 is an aging oil pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. that runs through some of the most densely populated parts of Canada. Enbridge wants to use the line to ship heavy crude, which includes ultra-heavy tar sands oil. The pipeline was not built for this purpose.
Enbridge’s Line 9 proposal carries many risks, but few rewards for communities along the pipeline’s route. The proposal puts the drinking water of millions at risk of an oil spill.
In Mississauga, Line 9 crosses 4 waterways as it passes through the city bordering Highway 403. Drivers do not realize that they are passing the highest-risk portion of an aging 833-kilometre pipeline.
The National Energy Board has ordered Enbridge not to restart its Line 9 pipeline until further notice. Enbridge was expecting the pipeline to be in operation by November 1.
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