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Enbridge Line 9 Pipeline Reversal Approved by Canadian Energy Board

Thursday's decision comes after several months of public hearings

Source:  Copyright 2014, CBC
Date:  March 7, 2014
Original URL: Status ONLINE

The National Energy Board has approved energy giant Enbridge's plan to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of a pipeline that has been running between southern Ontario and Montreal for years.

The green light for the Calgary-based company is subject to certain conditions and requirements.

A statement from the National Energy Board says "the board’s conditions require Enbridge to undertake activities regarding pipeline integrity, emergency response, and continued consultation."

Enbridge will also have to submit a plan to manage cracking features in the pipeline, and manage water crossings.

The board says that with these conditions in place, the project will be "safe and environmentally sensitive."

Enbridge will be allowed to flow oil back eastwards to service refineries in Ontario and Quebec. (Stock photo)

The decision on the controversial Line 9 comes some four months after the federal regulator ...

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