What you can do about Line 9

  1. Attend our public information meeting on Thurs. Mar. 21 at Ajax Town Hall - see full info below.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the route. (click for detailed maps)
  3. You can review Enbridge's application at www.neb-one.gc.ca under Major Applications and Projects:
    Enbridge Pipelines Inc. – Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project. (right hand side of the page). It is apparently also available at the Oshawa Public Library.
  4. Send comments to the NEB before Mar. 21 concerning the List of Issues that they will consider at the hearings. There's not much time for this as your comments must be received by the board by noon on the 21st as well as a hard copy served on Enbridge.
  5. Send a letter or email to the NEB requesting an Information Session - the more requests they get, the more likely they will hold one here in Durham Region. "These sessions are intended to assist people to better understand and participate in a Board hearing process, but are not a forum for discussing the merits or substance of the application. Persons interested in future sessions should contact the Process Advisor."

    Michael Benson, Process Advisor
    National Energy Board
    Telephone 403-299-1992 or at the toll free number 1-800-899-1265
    Email Michael.Benson@neb-one.gc.ca

  6. Submit an Application to Participate before April 11. You can't apply until they have finalized the List of Issues and Environmental Defence will be posting a tool on their website to make this relatively easy. There are 2 levels of participation: a) intervenor - in which you can make oral arguments, ask questions etc., and b) submission of 'Letter of Comment' (yes, you have to apply to be able to submit your comments). Consider applying to be an intervenor - there is 'intervenor funding' available, although details are still somewhat sketchy.
  7. Send a letter to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment requesting them to require a full Environmental Assessment. The original pipeline has never had an environmental assessment and certainly would require one if it were being built today. It's now 38 years old and pipelines DO leak (click here)
  8. Sign on to Environmental Defence's request for a full environmental assessment.