“It would appear the Federal Conservatives and their oil lobbying chums aren’t only muzzling scientists, they’re putting the ball gag in everyone’s mouth. When Bill C-38 passed last spring, it essentially gutted whatever substantial environmental laws were left hampering oil production and transportation. But it also quietly created an absolutely undemocratic barrier to anyone wanting to voice their concerns.
Enbridge’s recently proposed a reversal to their Line 9 pipeline that converts the pipeline’s capabilities to flow Alberta crude eastward, and passes it through some of the most heavily populated areas of Ontario and Quebec. It goes by farms, by schools, and over every major river that flows directly into Lake Ontario. It also happens to be the first proposal that will be reviewed by the National Energy Board under Bill C-38’s new regulations.”