Environment Maine

PORTLAND, Maine, April 24 (UPI) -- Canadian regulators need to take a closer look at the potential environmental consequences of oil sands before backing more pipelines, an advocacy group said.

Enbridge Energy filed a petition with the National Energy Board in August to reverse the flow of oil through a segment of its so-called Line 9 pipeline from its terminal in southwestern Ontario. The reversal would mean oil would flow to the U.S. East Coast.

Environmental advocates told the NEB there was a potential for environmental damage from the pipeline's reversal.

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