August 25, 2014 Aritcles

Pipeline Emergency Management: A Canadian Context

Minimizing the consequences of pipeline spills that occur along cross-border pipelines requires effective emergency management in both Canada and the United States.

By Allison Wong – August 25, 2014

Recently, the debate surrounding pipelines has become a staple of the news in Canada. In particular, the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project has taken national news headlines by storm. With the federal government accepting the recommendation of the Joint Review Panel (JRP) to approve the project subject to 209 conditions, the debate around export pipelines for Alberta’s oil sands has reached a fever pitch. Looming over this decision, however, are concerns regarding the safety of pipelines, particularly the risk of pipeline leaks and spills.


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