Energy East Update

14 11 2014

 

This week’s Energy East update contains a myth busting commentary, concerns of Indigenous people and landowners who live in the path of the proposed pipeline, news of mounting opposition in Quebec and an easy way for you to tell the National Energy Board that climate change should be considered in their review of the tar sands pipeline. And finally, rocker Neil Young on pipelines being the “scabs of our lives.”

Myth busting

Maude Barlow, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and Matt Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper, and others have just completed a tour in Atlantic Canada along the proposed Energy East pipeline route. They met farmers, fishers and concerned folks like those seen here in Stanley. Check out Maude and Matt’s commentary, Three myths about Energy East.

Concerns

The Mi’kmaq and Maliseet in New Brunswick are expressing concern about Energy East. Watch here.

Today, CBC’s Terry Seguin spoke with Rick Verge from Titusville on his concerns about the Energy East pipeline going through his property.

Hurdles

Governments in Ontario and Quebec have thrown policy and political hurdles in front of TransCanada’s plans to build Energy East. The Ontario government has ordered its provincial energy board to hold public consultations on Energy East, focusing on public safety, greenhouse gas emissions and the reliability of the province’s natural gas supply. The Quebec National Assembly has unanimously insisted on a full review of the Energy East while Ghislaine Daris, Mayor of Cacouna, the Quebec port town where TransCanada plans to locate one of their export terminals for its product, says the town will likely hold a citizens’ referendum before deciding to support or reject the pipeline.

TAKE ACTION: Tell the National Energy Board that climate change matters

Our friends at 350.org have made it easy for you to tell National Energy Board Chair Peter Watson to include climate impacts in their Energy East review. CBC Info Morning’s Terry Seguin talked to Andrew Nikiforuk, who has written extensively about the National Energy Board and its rulings, about the impartiality of the NEB.

Neil Young on pipelines

“The 68-year-old music legend said his most important task as a musician is to speak against “things that interfere with the home.”

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Tracy Glynn
Conservation Council of New Brunswick /
Conseil de conservation du Nouveau-Brunswick
180 Saint John St.,
Fredericton, NB
E3B 4A9

Tel: 506 458-8747
Email: forest@conservationcouncil.ca
www.conservationcouncil.ca

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