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Opening the Door to Oil Sands Expansion

The Hidden Environmental Impacts of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

Published Jan 18, 2010

By Greg Brown, Jeremy Moorhouse, Jennifer Grant

The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project will facilitate the expansion of the Alberta oil sands. If the current business-as-usual management of the the oil sands prevail, the environmental impacts associated with the pipeline will be significant.

Opening the Door to Oil Sands Expansion highlights the climate, land, water and air impacts that would occur as a result of this project. It recommends that before further steps are taken to develop the Enbridge oil sands pipeline, the environmental management concerns of the oil sands need to be addressed and a public inquiry that could engage communities in the full range of impacts be concluded.

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