Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Enbridge: A Short History in Disaster

Between 1999 and 2008 Enbridge recorded 610 oil and gas spills.
Regarding the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, Gina Jordan, an Enbridge spokesperson quoted a study quite casually stating the chance of a spill was “something like 1 in 15000 years, I don’t know”.  An absurd claim, given the company’s recent environmental track record.  Given the facts below, a spill near B.C.’s fragile rainforest seems almost inevitable if this pipeline is built.  In addition, the company is not financialy liable for any oil spills from oil ships on the ocean.