The chair of the Hamilton Conservation Authority is feeling somewhat better about Enbridge's controversial plan to reverse the flow of oil on its pipeline which runs through Flamborough.
The company has appeared before the HCA, saying it will spend 160 million dollars on "integrity digs" to test for flaws.
Opponents fear that reversing the flow could rupture the pipe and cause a spill.
Conservation authority chair Brian McHattie says the testing is an important commitment, as is Enbridge's pledge to share the results.
The National Energy Board has scheduled a hearing for August as it decides whether to allow the reversal of a large portion of the pipeline. City Council will get a report in two weeks before deciding if it will apply for intervener status.