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Please alert us to any upcoming meetings involving Enbridge, the Calgary-based pipeline transport company seeking to bring tar sands crude through Quebec.
Actualité - 24 October 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Enbridge, Tar sands
Recent statements by the Governor of the Bank of Canada and by Thomas Mulcair, the Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons, reveal a profound economic and political divide on the issue of accelerated development of the oil sands industry. Is this fast growing sector good for Canada or a blight on the manufacturing economies of Ontario and Quebec? 
Événement - 16 October 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, François Barrière, Martin Coiteux, Public Lectures, Tar sands
In a decision issued late last Friday night, the National Energy Board has allowed Enbridge to reverse the flow of oil in the section of the Line 9 pipeline between Sarnia and Westover, Ontario.
Actualité - 1 August 2012 - Tag : Organization, Tar sands
Montreal, July 30, 2012 – Equiterre was disappointed by the decision issued late last Friday night, allowing Enbridge to reverse the flow of oil in the section of the Line 9 pipeline between Sarnia and Westover, Ontario. Equiterre, along with other Canadian and American environmental groups, participated in the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings on this project.
Toronto, May 17 2012 – Pipeline company Enbridge Inc.’s plan, announced Wednesday evening, could put people living in Ontario and Quebec at greater risk of oil spills and hazardous air pollution. The company wants to send tar sands oil – which is more dangerous to transport and more difficult to clean up than conventional oil - through both provinces as part...
Communiqué - 17 May 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Enbridge, Tar sands, Trailbreaker
Montreal, March 21, 2012 - Montreal Pipe Line Ltd. will not appeal the decision by the Court of Quebec regarding the construction of a new pumping station on farmland in Dunham.  In its decision, the Court of Quebec confirmed that Montreal Pipe Line must prove to the province's farmland protection commission that there is no viable location for the station outside of a...
Communiqué - 22 March 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Tar sands
"The current government wants to position Canada as an 'Energy Superpower' which means rapidly extracting and exporting some of the most carbon intensive oil in the world...."
Actualité - 13 March 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Tar sands
Last week in the Métro newspaper, environmentalist Steven Guilbeault reported on three pieces of good news in the fight against the tar sands.
Actualité - 29 February 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Steven Guilbeault, Tar sands
Montreal, February 23 2012 – In a legal case, Equiterre and citizens of Dunham versus Montreal Pipe Line Ltd., the Quebec Court has ruled that Montreal Pipe Line must go back to the drawing board, do their homework, and return before the province's farmland protection commission. The company must justify the need to build a new pumping station in Dunham. This pumping...
Communiqué - 23 February 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Steven Guilbeault, Tar sands
Discussions will continue despite Ottawa's interference Montreal, February 23, 2012 – Following the European Commission's vote on the fuel quality directive, Equiterre is rejoicing over the fact that the misinformation campaign run by the federal government failed to have an important impact. Despite the fact that the proposal was not adopted, there will be another...
Communiqué - 23 February 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Steven Guilbeault, Tar sands