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Enbridge takes action against protestors

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World Pipelines,

Calgary-based company Enbridge Inc. has boosted its security after a number of its pipelines were shut down due to protestors onsite.

Cases of sabotage

Enbridge’s Line 9 was under sabotage by protestors in December 2015. The line was offline for approximately 90 mins. as the protestors were removed from the site.

On 3 January 2016, a similar sabotage stunt was pulled, which caused Enbridge’s Line 7 in Ontario, Canada, to shut down.

Newfound security

Enbridge Spokesman, Graham White, stated: “Enbridge sites are locked, secured and monitored for the safety of people and the environment. As with any vital infrastructure or service, they can be made dangerous if tampered with or sabotaged. We are assessing and employing various additional, permanent measures to enhance our security and safety at these sites to help prevent these types of tampering activities in the future. As part of ensuring the effectiveness of these measures, we will not provide details or discuss them publicly."

Edited from various sources by Stephanie Roker

Sources: Calgary Herald, Huffington Post, National Observer

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