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Public Notice - Climate Change Containment Unit declares Enbridge Pipeline Exercise Irresponsibly Inadequate.

On September 25, 2013 Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and local municipalities staged an emergency response exercise involving a simulated oil spill of Enbridge's Line 9 into the Grand River (Six Nations territory). The Climate Change Containment Unit (CCCU), whose rapid responders were present on scene to monitor the situation, has conducted a review of the exercise and is providing notice of its findings.

Enbridge's exercise simulated the death of the Grand River, forecasting Line 9's impending failure, and their response was fundamentally inadequate to address the impacts of a real spill. The CCCU finds that Enbridge's exercise amounted to a media stunt without grounding in environmental protection. The CCCU's experts were on river, and observed a high rate of flow above seasonal norms that would have carried a bitumen spill far further downstream than Enbridge accounted for. Their six hours on site were insufficient to contain the scenario's overnight rupture of Line 9.

Smash the State Report: July 5, 2013

We highlight the inspiring resistance by womyn to the tar sands, KXL, and Line9, then update on the anti-fracking actions in NB, talk about sci-fi Debt and more!

Smash the State Report: June 28, 2013

Updates on SwampLine9 pipeline blockade +related country wide solidarity. Anti-fracking actions in Elsipogtog + near the Maine border. Border security news + Haudenosaunee Sovereignty and more!

Smash the State Report: June 21, 2013

Swamping Line 9 in Ontario as sovereignty summer kicks off with the occupation of an enbridge pumping terminal. Another pipeline break in N Alberta w/ the devastation of 42ha of wilderness.

AW@L Radio: Smash the State Report - Feb. 1, 2013

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Resisting reversal: Stopping the tar sands in Ontario

An interview with Stop the Tar Sands KW representative Paisley Cozzarin on the proposed flow reversal of the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline in southern Ontario to precipitate shipping tar sands crude east.

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