TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline project threatens the drinking water of more than five million Canadians. This alarming finding is the result of a detailed examination of Energy East’s proposed route across Canada.
From Manitoba to New Brunswick, nearly 3,000 lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers, which are relied upon by millions of Canadians as sources of clean drinking water, would be at risk of oil spills. Just one pipeline rupture in any one of these vulnerable locations could contaminate drinking water sources for years to come.
This report documents the nature and proximity of TransCanada’s Energy East proposal to major municipal and community drinking water supplies across Canada.