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October 31, 2014

Foytlin speaks in the Bay of Fundy community of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia on October 27. Photo by Tori Ball.

The Council of Canadians speaking tour against the TransCanada Energy East pipeline project in Atlantic Canada has featured Cherri Foytlin, a resident of south Louisiana and author of Spill It! The Truth About the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion.

October 31, 2014

Fredericton chapter activist Caroline Lubbe-D’Arcy.There are growing concerns that the promised fracking moratorium in New Brunswick will exclude Penobsquis.

Council of Canadians national water campaigner Emma Lui has written, "Penobsquis is an industry town and had its first non-conventional wells drilled in 2000 and 2001. Since then, many more rounds of seismic testing have taken place and several more wells have been drilled. This coupled with potash mining has resulted in personal-use water wells drying up, health concerns, and subsidence causing damage to homes and properties (and drastically decreasing real estate values). There are currently nearly 40 wells that are being fracked in Penobsquis."

October 31, 2014
Photo: Council of Canadians Board member Leticia Adair and Barlow protest the Energy East pipeline outside the TransCanada open house in Saint John yesterday. Photo by Andrea Harden.
Council of Canadians Board member Leticia Adair and Barlow protest the Energy East pipeline outside the TransCanada open house in Saint John yesterday. Photo by Andrea Harden.

Calgary-based TransCanada filed a 30,000 page application with the National Energy Board yesterday for its controversial Energy East pipeline project. It will take time to go through all that material, but there were some interesting aspects to take note of from the media coverage of the application:

October 30, 2014

Harper in China

Stephen Harper will visit China next week (likely November 5-6) in advance of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing this coming November 10-11. He reportedly won't stay for the summit given his intention to be in Canada for Remembrance Day.

His visit should be seen in the context of several key issues:

October 30, 2014

Survey workers for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline evicted from Burnaby conservation area yesterday. Photo by Rising Tide - Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories.

The Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with those who evicted a survey team for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline from a Burnaby conservation area yesterday.

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