If Enbridge decides to move Alberta oil through its Line 9 pipeline to the U.S. east coast, it won’t be able to ship that oil through Portland, Maine. The company says it has no plans to use the route, but South Portland city councilors still voted earlier this week—just in case—to ban bulk loading of crude oil onto marine tankers through the city or port. “They say they’re concerned there could be a push to reverse the flow of the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line, a subsidiary of the Canadian parent company that is owned by three companies involved in the Alberta oilsands: Shell, Suncor and Imperial Oil,” CBC reports.
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