TORONTO, Mar. 6, 2014 – The National Energy Board will issue its decision today on Enbridge Inc.’s proposal to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of the Line 9 pipeline to ship crude oil from western Canada to refineries in the east.
Mark Winfield, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and the Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, is available to discuss the impact of the decision. Winfield’s research focuses on environmental policy and governance, sustainable energy, and the sustainability of urban communities. He is the author of Blue-Green Province: The Environment and the Political Economy of Ontario (UBC Press, 2012), among other titles.
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