Maude Barlow on Energy East: Our Risk, Their Reward

23 10 2014

— Energy East: Our Risk, Their Reward with Maude Barlow, Matt Abbott & Others!

TransCanada’s Energy East export pipeline project would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil everyday, including tar sands crude, from Alberta to ports in Cacouna, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick. It would be the largest tar sands pipeline in North America.

Atlantic Canadians are concerned about how a spill would damage waterways including several major New Brunswick rivers and the Bay of Fundy. Boasting the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is both a playground for the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and a source of livelihood for fishers and tourism outfits on both the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia sides of the Bay.

The Council of Canadians and local partners will visit communities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to hear about local concerns and talk about why TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is all risk and little reward for Atlantic Canada.

Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow, Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott and others will speak about the project and the risks of a pipeline and tanker spill, and the protection of our waterways and possible alternatives.

Dates:

Speakers:

  • Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, on protecting our water
  • Matthew Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper for the Conservation Council of New Brunswick
  • Cherri Foytlin, journalist and speaker, on the health and ecosystem of Gulf Coast communities after the BP oil spill
  • Ben Gotschall, Energy Director for Bold Nebraska, on ranchers’ opposition to Keystone XL
  • Catherine Abreu, Energy Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre
  • Maria Recchia, Executive Director, Fundy North Fishermen’s Association
  • Hubert Saulnier, local fisherman and President of Local 9 Maritime Fishermen’s Union

Partners include the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Ecology Action Centre, Fundy Baykeeper, Stop Energy East Halifax, 350.org and Leadnow.

Find out more about Energy East.

Check out the Council of Canadians’ handimation on Energy East:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfCWlTBLDJE

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