Conservation Council: Energy East Activist Schedule

8 10 2014

We’ve created an Energy East pipeline communications list here at the Conservation Council. Most of you are getting this via our general notices list. If you could like to get on our Energy East updates list, then let me know atforest@conservationcouncil.ca. If you signed up for Energy East updates at the People’s Climate March a few weeks ago and you are not on CCNB’s general notice list and you want to be, let me know too!

Tracy

* Dates of TransCanada’s open houses in New Brunswick

All the open houses in NB will have bilingual information and will happen from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Tuesday, October 21, Tobique Lions Community Centre, 61 Everett St., Plaster Rock
Wednesday, October 22, Assomption Golden Age Club, 125 Manse St., Grand Falls
Thursday, October 23, Centre Maillet de Saint-Basile, 12 Martin St., Edmundston
Tuesday, October 28, Royal Canadian Legion, 119 King St., Chipman
Wednesday, October 29, Upper Miramichi Lions Club, 6438 Route 8, Boiestown
Thursday, October 30, Saint John Exhibition Association, Building 1, 37 McAllister Dr., Saint John

For more information, visit TransCanada’s open houses page. 

* Council of Canadians Atlantic tour with Maude Barlow & the Conservation Council’s Matt Abbott

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil every day, including tar sands crude, from Alberta to ports in Cacouna, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick. It would be the largest oil pipeline in North America. From October 26 to November 6, the Council of Canadians and local partners will visit communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to talk about why TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is all risk and little reward for Atlantic Canada.

Join Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow, journalist, Energy Director of Bold Nebraska Ben Gotschall, the Conservation Council’s Matthew Abbott and others in Fredericton, Saint John and Edmundston to hear about the project, how to protect our waterways, possible alternatives, and the risks of a pipeline and tanker spill.

Saint John – Wednesday, October 29 – Lily Lake Pavillion, 55 Lake Dr.
Fredericton – Monday, November 4 – Wilmot United Church, 473 King St.
Edmundston – Wednesday, November 6, Centre Maillet, 429 rue Principale in the auditorium

For more information, visit the Council of Canadians’ Energy East Tour page.

* Climate Action Camp

A training camp on how to take direct action against environmental degradation and climate chaos will be held in Halifax on Oct. 17. Led by a team of Greenpeace trainers and local organizers, the camp will offer both a basic and advanced training on non-violent direct action, campaign strategy, and creative activism. The three-day activist training will include direct action planning, media, campaigning, non-violence and legal considerations, tools and tactics for creative and effective direct action anti-oppression, local struggles, and more. More information here. 

* News/opinion on the pipeline

Council of Canadians have put together a 4 minute handimation about Energy East. Watch Energy East 101 here.

Ricochet, Oct. 6, 2014: Along the pipeline: the many faces of Energy East: Photos by Robert Van Waarden

Bloomberg News, Oct. 8, 2014: Keystone be darned: Canada finds a surprise route around Obama

Alternatives Journal, Oct. 7, 2014: The Ugly Truth About Energy East

Radio-Canada, 5 octobre 2014: Oléoduc Énergie-Est : un groupe tente d’organiser une opposition

CTV, Sept. 7, 2014: As Energy East pipeline application nears, communities weigh risks and benefits

Globe and Mail, Sept. 23, 2014: Quebec court orders halt to Energy East work for beluga calving season

CBC, August 20, 2014: Energy East Pipeline route crosses 961 waterways: report

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