Enbridge Pipelines Case Study

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Enbridge Pipelines Inc. is facing tough opponents for their development proposal, which Enbridge intends to expand their pipeline networks in Canada – most notably in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. The executives and supporters of the pipeline expansion emphasize economic growth and job creations, however; Enbridge’s reputation from the oil spills, and their ambition is be more harmful than beneficial to Canada: environmentally, and economically. While the end product from the pipelines may seem attractive, it is not an alternative source of energy to end the worldwide shortage of crude oil in the future; the oil sands in Alberta will eventually diminish, too. In Canada, and most developed countries, providing a safe working environment…show more content…
For instance, foreign investors or local investors will no longer see an incentive to invest in the Canadian agricultural and manufacturing market. Therefore, economic growth in energy sector and reduction of growth in agricultural and manufacturing sectors will cancel each other out which results as the stagnant state of economy. Furthermore, the oil industry itself, in regards to general labor, only requires minimum education level and skills that can be obtained easily by training (Hosein 78). As a result, when resource boom starts to decrease, workers that are no longer needed by the oil sector would no not be sufficient in finding other line of work – creating displaced workers in one geographical location. If this is the economic growth that oil industries are emphasizing, they are certainly looking in one…show more content…
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