Another Big Tar Sands Pipeline Trying to Sneak into US

While all eyes are on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, another Canadian company is quietly building a 5,000-mile network of new and expanded pipelines that would achieve the same goal as the Keystone, reports Lisa Song at InsideClimate News. In fact, the project by Enbridge, Inc., Canada’s largest transporter of crude oil, would bring even more Canadian oil into the U.S. than the much-debated Keystone project. Enbridge has already begun growing its existing pipeline infrastructure to increase the flow of Canadian and U.S.-produced oil into refineries and ports in the Midwest, Gulf Coast and Northeastern Canada. The company’s plans have largely escaped public scrutiny, in part because its expansion has proceeded in many segments and phases. The essential development is the expansion of Line 67, which currently ships up to 450,000 barrels of oil daily. Enbridge wants to increase that figure to 570,000, and possibly to 880,000 in the future. That’s larger than the Keystone XL’s proposed daily capacity of 830,000 barrels. Like the Keystone pipeline the project needs a presidential permit from the State Department, which is starting to review public comments on the project.

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Another major tar sands pipeline seeking US permit. Canadian energy giant Enbridge is quietly building a 5,000-mile network of new and expanded pipelines that would achieve the same goal as the Keystone. Inside Climate News  http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130603/map-another-major-tar-sands-pipeline-seeking-us-permit

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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One Response to Another Big Tar Sands Pipeline Trying to Sneak into US

  1. Signed and tweeted… but I’m afraid what lobbyists and big money will do. It’s sad about how not more people are responding to environmental posts, such as yours. Our species has a long way to go (and a short time to do it).

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