Tuesday, March 4, 2014
For Immeidate Release
March 4, 2014
Statement on Enbridge Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion Plan
[Denver, CO] The Canadian company Enbridge announced plans today to nearly double the capacity of their Line 3 tar sands pipeline to 760,000 from 390,000 barrels per day.
Doug Hayes, Sierra Club staff attorney issued the following statement:
“This attempt by Enbridge to replace their Line 3 tar sands pipeline with a new, larger pipeline is another move by the tar sands industry to get their landlocked, dangerous product to export markets. Like with their proposed Alberta Clipper pipeline expansion, Enbridge will need a new presidential permit for the project. And the same climate test that the president set for the Keystone XL pipeline will apply. Will this new pipeline ‘significantly exacerbate’ carbon pollution? Of course it will. Doubling the size of a pipeline that carries toxic, corrosive tar sands crude will require a full environmental review and will meet the same level of scrutiny and opposition as the other proposed tar sands pipeline projects.”