What do you call it when a company exaggerates an environmental achievement in order to divert attention away from environmental problems? Greenwash – and Enbridge is guilty.
In 2010 a neglected Enbridge pipeline ruptured oozing thick, sticky tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River. This disaster, dubbed the most expensive on-shore oil disaster in US history, devastated the river, leaving it closed for nearly two years. To this day, residents complain of submerged oil and the EPA is ordering Enbridge back to work for clean-up in three sections of the river.
At an investor event on October 3, Enbridge gave a presentation quoting anonymous Kalamazoo residents saying their river is "cleaner" than it was before the company’s 2010 oil spill disaster.
On the very same day, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told a different story. They issued a press release saying Enbridge has more clean-up work to do.
Under their new CEO Al Monaco, Enbridge continues to use spin and mislead investors and the public. Send a letter to the Enbridge CEO, letting him know that some issues—like toxic tar sands water—should not be fibbed about.
Tell CEO Al Monaco and Enbridge that we don’t trust them with our rivers! We don't buy their story that the Kalamazoo is cleaner than it was before Enbridge's pipeline rupture (and we’re sure the fish and ducks didn’t appreciate that oily bath).
Send your comment to Enbridge's Al Monaco NOW! Calling out Enbridge's grenashing by submitting a comment will make Monaco's nose grow and grow and grow...