Ecology

Delegations to Enbridge Pipeline Meeting

By Maggie Hughes
Published October 30, 2012

Enbridge is reversing a 37 year old pipeline that runs across the Province of Ontario and further on to Montreal. The plan is to pump diluted bitumen, or "dilbit", from Sarnia to the East Coast markets.

Line 8 Reversal route (Image Credit: Enbridge)
Line 8 Reversal route (Image Credit: Enbridge)

Hamilton City Hall allowed citizens to comment on Enbridge's plans to pump dilbit through an old pipeline. Enbridge was invited three times to make a presentation, and failed to show. So Hamilton allowed the 10 delegates to make their presentations anyway.

Since the city council broadcast camera does not show the delegates nor their presentations, I tried to make sure their concerns were recorded and broadcasted.

Delegates - John McGreal (HIVE), Ken Stone (Hamilton 350), Janet Chafe (HEAT), Daniell Boisse, Elysia Petron, Maggie Hughes, Diane Fields, don McLean, Dr. Lynda Kukasik (Environment Hamilton)

Maggie Hughes hosted The Other Side, a weekly independent podcast. The Other Side looked at the issues that mainstream media tends to downplay or ignore, using interviews and lectures to show the effects that economic, corporate and political policies have on society. Maggie died in November 2012 after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. The Hamilton Independent Media Awards were established in her honour.

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By mrgrande (registered) | Posted October 30, 2012 at 08:31:56

Enbridge was invited three times to make a presentation, and failed to show.

Well, it's a good thing they're taking our concerns seriously.

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By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted October 30, 2012 at 22:15:36 in reply to Comment 82416

Enbridge was scheduled to present in September, at their request (I believe). Then they asked to reschedule. Then they rescheduled again. Then they cancelled outright.

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By Matt (anonymous) | Posted November 20, 2012 at 09:06:23

Next City Council Commentary on Line 9 is Wednesday November 21st.

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