Municipalities express concerns about Enbridge pipeline
Some elected municipal representatives are joining up with the environmental group Equiterre to voice their opposition to Enbridge's Line 9B pipeline project.
There'll be a National Energy Board hearing on the pipeline getting underway next week in Montreal, and now, the city's executive committee member responsible for sustainable development, Josee Duplessis, is among the politicians lining up to express their concerns about the project's environmental impact.
Steven Guilbault with Equiterre says they're also calling on the Quebec government to hold their own environmental assessment hearings.
"They feel that the federal assessment that's going on right now does not adequately reflect issues around environmental concerns and water safety," Guilbeault says, "and that's why these municipalities and other groups, like environmental groups, are asking the Quebec government to get involved."
The controversial project would deliver oil from Alberta through Quebec, and on to the Maritimes, in a few years.
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