Enbridge Oil Spill Prompts Demand For Far-Reaching Review

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Reacting to a series of accidents, federal regulators Thursday said Enbridge Inc. must develop a comprehensive plan to improve safety on its entire 1,900-mile Lakehead pipeline system before it can restart a segment that ruptured last week and led to a minor oil spill.

Under the directive, Calgary-based Enbridge must outline precise actions to avert future mishaps along Lakehead’s route in the Upper Midwest. In addition, the company must hire an independent evaluator to scrutinize its proposed remedies and oversee their implementation, and agree to repair...
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