Opening the Door to Oilsands ExpansionThe Hidden Environmental Impacts of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

Publication - Jan. 18, 2010 - By Greg Brown, Jeremy Moorhouse, Jennifer Grant

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

Opening the Door to Oilsands 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 oilsands pipeline, the environmental management concerns of the oilsands need to be addressed and a public inquiry that could engage communities in the full range of impacts be concluded.


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