Enbridge Line 9 Pipeline: Environmentalists Criticize Onerous Comments Submission Process


“Residents of southern Ontario who want to comment on an Enbridge pipeline project will have to fill out a 10-page questionnaire that asks for a resume and references, environmental groups say.

With public hearings on Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline reversal coming this summer, Environmental Defence and Greenpeace Canada are warning residents they will have a tough time getting their word in edgewise, thanks to new regulations passed as part of the Tories’ 2012 omnibus budget.

Under the new rules, any Ontario resident who lives along the 639-km pipeline route who wants to send in a letter about their concerns must first apply to the [National Energy Board] for permission to send in a letter,” the groups said in a joint statement.”


view full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/15/enbridge-line-9-pipeline-comments_n_3086937.html





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