Canadian Journo Forces Release of Docs on Pipeline Impact

August 3, 2016

Previously secret information about the safety and environmental impact of Enbridge pipeline operations was released in July as a result of efforts by a journalist and an independent Canadian government watchdog.

The information was released by Canada's National Energy Board, which is responsible for pipeline safety. Journalist Mike De Souza, managing editor of the National Observer, had filed a complaint under Canada's access to information law. Federal information commissioner Suzanne Legault launched an investigation of the complaint, which ultimately forced the NEB to release reports on environmental problems with the pipeline.

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