September press release

S.H.A.M.E. (Sarnia’s Hometown Activist Movement Emerging)

To Whom it May Concern:

Last Thursday, September 30, a demonstration against Enbridge took place at the location where the Enbridge pipeline, 6b, enters the St. Clair River. Our message for passersby was simple: ‘S.H.A.M.E. on Enbridge’, and ‘Fix the Pipeline’. We collected signatures here, as we have at numerous events on both sides of the St. Clair River, demanding the following:

Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
Regional Office
801 Upper Canada
Sarnia, Ontario

To Whom it May Concern:

We, the concerned citizens of both the United States and Canada, write to you with urgency and expectation that you will immediately take action on all of our demands.

After a number of recent pipeline ruptures in Michigan and Ontario, it is quite clear that the Enbridge pipeline is in immediate need of a full safety audit. It is our expectation that Enbridge immediately present a plan of action in which the entire pipeline in our respective homelands be inspected, along with independent auditors, for safety, and with all segments of pipeline in need of repair or replacement remedied without delay.

Enbridge must also make public its safety and environmental procedures that would occur in the event of a product release or disaster, and ensure that all procedures can be implemented as needed in as timely a manner as possible. A review of these procedures must also occur with independent auditors, with the results being made public.

Signed, Name Address

While demonstrators were aware of a recent document by the US Federal PMHSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) regarding the restart of Enbridge line 6b, and expectations of repair to line 6b, we demonstrators feel that Enbridge must go a few steps further, publicly acknowledging our reasonable demands, and making public their plan to administer them. The PMHSA direction is only the first step. Timelines must be adhered to in fixing the pipeline, without unnecessary extensions being granted.

I thank you for your time and interest. We look forward to hearing from you for further comment. We would appreciate any comment you might gather from Enbridge.

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