Last week, Canada’s energy and pipeline regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB), approved Enbridge’s plan to reverse one of its pipelines that in the future may carry tar sands oil. This decision may well signal the revival of the “Trailbreaker” pipeline project that would bring tar sands through the Great Lakes, through Ontario and Quebec to New England for export. As a recently published NRDC report, Going in Reverse: The Tar Sands Threat to Central Canada and New England, details, such a project carries serious risks to the people and environment all along the pipeline path.

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