Eastern Pipeline Pushed Through Sham NEB Process: Stop Energy East

23 08 2014

The federal government wants to use a sham review process to pass the Energy East pipeline proposal to pump a million barrels of toxic tar sands bitumen to the Atlantic Ocean. We need to speak out before the review starts.

Tell Peter Watson, the new Chair of the National Energy Board: “No climate science? No real debate? No legitimacy.”


Canada’s National Energy Board is about to review TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline to send toxic tar sands bitumen from Alberta to the Atlantic Ocean. We need your help to make sure the government can’t use a sham review process to pass this pipeline <http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/broadcast.response.do?ea.url.id=271792&ea.campaigner.email=In2GHxgY8ZKJeSoEgZ5VHxvTq%2BfLBakYDhUlNl6MTlA=&ea_broadcast_target_id=0> .[1]

Energy East would become the biggest pipeline in North America. It would carry 1.1 million barrels of toxic bitumen to the coast every day, threaten communities and waterways in 6 provinces, and pump 32 million tonnes of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every year – that’s more than the total emissions from some provinces.[2,3]

The Harper Conservatives want to use the National Energy Board’s review to persuade the public that the pipeline is safe.They’ve even changed the rules to make the National Energy Board exclude climate impacts and voices from communities across Canada.[4,5]

If enough of us speak out now, we can force the new chair of the National Energy Board, Peter Watson, to make a choice: either include climate impacts and community voices in his review, or lose all credibility and legitimacy in the eyes of the Canadian people.

Click here to tell the National Energy Board that you want a fair, open and scientific review of the Energy East Pipeline.<http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/broadcast.response.do?ea.url.id=271792&ea.campaigner.email=In2GHxgY8ZKJeSoEgZ5VHxvTq%2BfLBakYDhUlNl6MTlA=&ea_broadcast_target_id=0>

We need a real debate about Canada’s energy future. Would you believe that the tar sands only account for about 2% of Canada’s economy?[6] The belief that the tar sands are vital to our economy is an illusion – an illusion created and sustained by government and industry spending millions on misleading PR campaigns.[7]

It’s one thing for our government to bet our economy on a boom-and-bust industry that exports most of the profit out of our communities. It’s another for them to shut out climate science, use public money on pro-industry PR, and use their power to silence voices across the country.[8]

We’ve seen in BC how the National Energy Board’s review of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is being used to justify a project that’s been rejected by British Columbians. Without major changes, the National Energy Board’s review of the Energy East project will be a piece of theatre in the government-industry PR campaign for this mammoth pipeline.

We can stop their plan to use a sham review process to pass the Energy East pipeline – but we need to speak out now, before it begins.

Click here to tell the National Energy Board: “No climate? No real debate? No legitimacy.” <http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/broadcast.response.do?ea.url.id=271792&ea.campaigner.email=In2GHxgY8ZKJeSoEgZ5VHxvTq%2BfLBakYDhUlNl6MTlA=&ea_broadcast_target_id=0>


Thanks for all you do.

With hope and respect,
Kelly, Jamie, Amara, Leslie, Logan and Katelynn, on behalf of the Leadnow.ca team


[1] New report says Energy East Pipeline a disaster in waiting  – Council of Canadians

[2] Route Map – Transcanada
<http://www.energyeastpipeline.com/home/route-map/ >
[3] Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline – Pembina.org
<http://www.pembina.org/pub/2519 >
[4] Energy board changes pipeline complaint rules – The Globe and Mail
<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/energy-board-changes-pipeline-complaint-rules/article10824925/ >
[5] Energy East Pipeline Project List of Issues – National Energy Board
<http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rthnb/pplctnsbfrthnb/nrgyst/nrgystlstfsss-eng.html >
[6] Breaking news: Canadians vastly overestimate the role of the tar sands in Canada’s economy – Environmental Defence
<http://environmentaldefence.ca/blog/breaking-news-canadians-vastly-overestimate-role-tar-sands-in-canada%E2%80%99s-economy >
[7] Oil and gas ad campaign cost feds $40M at home and abroad – CBC

[8] Harper Government Hires Firm for $22 Million International Ad Campaign Promoting Oilsands – Desmog

<http://www.desmog.ca/2014/01/14/harper-government-hires-international-firm-22-million-ad-campaign-promoting-oilsands >




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