Ontario first nations group wins the right to appeal Enbridge's Line 9
The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation group is claiming they weren't consulted by NEB, Enbridge and the federal government when they approved reversal of the pipeline last year. Their case was dismissed last October. The Supreme Court of Canada is allowing the First Nations group to file an appeal.
Line 9 has been in operation since 1976, originally designed to bring Alberta crude to Montreal, but reversed in 1998 to bring foreign oil to western refineries. Enbridge reversed the line again last November bringing 300,000 barrels/day of oil from Alberta back into Ontario and Quebec.