A 250-thousand litre oil spill in Saskatchewan is bringing up more concerns over the Energy East pipeline project. Patrick DeRochie, from Environmental Defence, says the 46-hundred kilometre pipeline could put the drinking water of over five-million Canadians at risk. The National Energy Board is beginning to review the pipeline. Sudbury based lobby group, the Ontario River Alliance, is getting involved in that process. Chair Linda Heron says the current oil spill detection method is not very strong.
The ORA will be pushing for better oil leak detection standards, as well as an update on the exact waterways that will be affected by the pipeline. This comes as the National Energy Board is beginning their review of the project.
Written by: Taylor Ablett