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Environment: November 2013 Archives

Public hearings on Enbridge pipeline reversal

Enbridge officials presented their arguments in favour of the company's oil pipeline project to a Quebec Parliamentary Commission yesterday. The proposal would mean reversing the flow of oil, bringing it from the west to Montreal, in the pipeline known as 9B.

While the project is ultimately in the hands of the Federal Energy Board, the Quebec government wanted to hear from different experts, environmental groups and citizens.

Eric Prud'homme, manager of public affairs for Enbridge in Eastern Canada was in our studios to explain what the company presented to the parliamentary commission.

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Four different Quebec ministers also spoke in front of the National Assembly. Our National Assembly reporter Shawn Lyons told us what message that barrage of ministers was there to deliver.  

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Saguenay residents lukewarm to Arianne Phosphate project

The Arianne Phosphate exploration company has high hopes for its mine project north of Saguenay. But as it begins a series of public information meetings, objections are being raised by residents who live near the spot on the Saguenay river where the mineral will be shipped out.

Jean-Sébastien David, chief operating officer with Arianne Phosphate, explains the situation. We also hear from David Ellis. He has a home in L'Anse-à-Pelletier, next door to Saint-Fulgence, on the north side of the Saguenay River where Arianne Phosphate is considering the construction of facilities to ship the mineral from a projected apatite mine north of Saguenay.
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