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If Keystone XL is the "zombie pipeline" that won't die, it's pretty clear the Enbridge expansion is the "Frankenstein" of tar sands. The patchwork, 2,600 mile pipeline is right out of a mad scientist's dream. (photo: Riccardo Cuppini/flickr)

A Monster Rises: Enbridge’s Tar Sands Frankenstein

9/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Pipeline giant Enbridge, Inc. is poised to construct a tar sands superhighway from Canada to Texas’ Gulf Coast that would rival Keystone XL — so why is no one paying attention?

(Graphic courtesy of Communicopia)

Need to Avoid Oil Spill Danger? Draw Your Own Fake Map!

8/16/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A major oil industry player is in hot water again, this time for an advertisement that appears to re-write the geography books. Enbridge Incorporated, which is at the center of intense debates in both Canada and the US over its …

Zero to 60 in under 6 seconds, plus zero tailpipe emissions? Yes please. (photo: Tesla Motors)

Dirty Oil CEO Calls Pipelines “The Weak Link”

8/14/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

The CEO of one of the world’s biggest dirty energy companies is accusing conservationists of…well…playing to win, I think? Enbridge Incorporated has made headlines the last few years for all the wrong reasons, including a massive tar sands oil spill …

Enbridge Earns Rare Slap From Regulators

8/3/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

On Thursday, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a rarely used corrective action order (CAO) to Enbridge, owner of the Lakehead pipeline system. This order is in response to yet another pipeline disaster, which dumped over 50,000 …

Tar Sands in New England Clears Another Hurdle

7/30/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Late last week, the Canadian National Energy Board approved a major step in a thinly-veiled effort to bring tar sands through New England for export out of South Portland, Maine. The Board approved the partial reversal of Line 9 from Sarnia, …

An oiled heron was among the wildlife victims of Enbridge's massive 2010 tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River.  Image from howtobearesponsiblesteward.blogspot.com

Enbridge Spills Again. Is it Tar Sands?

7/28/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

  Enbridge, the company that spilled a million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River two years ago this week, and that the National Transportation Safety Board likened to the “Keystone Kops” of pipeline safety, has reportedly just spilled another …

Weekly News Roundup – July 27, 2012

7/27/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Applauds New Solar Energy Plan July 24 – The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management released …

One Year Later, Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill - Ceresco Dam

The Verdict is Here for Enbridge Energy Tar Sands Oil Spill

7/10/2012 // By Beth Wallace

For the past two years, Enbridge Energy has been allowed to hide from any serious question about the cause of their 1 million-gallon tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River watershed by simply saying “the investigation is ongoing”. Enbridge was referring …

Tar Sands Giants Sneaky New Playbook Revealed

7/6/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluters seem to have drawn the wrong lesson from the Keystone XL controversy. Rather than temper the headlong rush to exploit tar sands, they’re getting sneakier. The tactics: gut environmental and public review while breaking up their grandiose proposals into smaller pieces to avoid detection. If they succeed, …

NTSB Photo - Ruptured Enbridge tar sands pipeline, Line 6B

Breaking News: Enbridge Fined $3.7 Million for 2010 Tar Sands Oil Spill

7/3/2012 // By Beth Wallace

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced yesterday that it is issuing $3.7 million in civil penalties and 24 enforcement actions against Enbridge Energy for the 2010 tar sands oil spill into the Kalamazoo …

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