BREAKING: Oil leak on massive pipeline pushing tar sands through the Great Lakes

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Enbridge Energy has just reported that their Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline is being shut down because they have spilled over 5000 gallons of oil. The spill happened in Saskatchewan, Canada, and it is not yet clear what has caused the leak. Enbridge has reported that the spill occurred at one of their pumping stations but some of the oil has sprayed onto nearby private property.

This latest spill is yet another example on why Enbridge should focus a lot more time on pipeline safety instead of rushing and pushing through massive amounts of pipeline expansion projects throughout Canada and the US.

In fact, Enbridge is currently trying to gain approval in both canada and the US to expand the Alberta Clipper pipeline. They want to increase pressure on this pipeline from 450,000 barrels per day to 880,000 barrels per day!

The Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline is the beginning point for…

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2 thoughts on “BREAKING: Oil leak on massive pipeline pushing tar sands through the Great Lakes

    1. Most oil companies have a “Rainy day fund” worth hundreds of millions. If the true costs of these things were added in it wouldn’t be enough. Then there are states like North Dakota who discovered a pipeline being built and run in their states without permits for 2 years and didn’t fine them because they did want to hurt business…

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