Energy East: Where oil meets water

Drinking water, beluga habitat, and fishing and swimming holes are all at risk if TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is approved.

If approved, TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline from Hardisty Alberta to export ports in Cacouna, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick, would be the largest oil pipeline in North America.

The sheer volume of substance proposed to be pushed through the Energy East pipeline – 1.1 million barrels per day – would mean that when the pipeline spills (and it will spill), it would seriously endanger our water sources.

Energy East: Where oil meets water provides preliminary analysis of the risks posed by Energy East to many waterways it comes near, over and under.  From Battle River, Alberta to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, the report provides profiles with notable characteristics and attributes of these waterways that supply drinking water for millions of Canadians and run through the heart of cities such as Winnipeg, Ottawa and Quebec City.

Energy East waterways and crossings

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Sources: The locations noted in this map are primarily taken from TransCanada’s Pre-Application Energy East Project Description to the National Energy Board.

  • Red indicates a named water crossing from the project description where exact coordinates have been provided.
  • Green indicates a named water crossing from the pre-application where exact coordinates are not provided, approximated on this map.  Green markers also indicate water crossings or nearby water sources not noted in the project description. 
  • Black markers are the exact coordinates of proposed pumping stations noted in the project description.
  • Blue are the exact coordinates for proposed tank terminals noted in the project description.
  • Yellow are the exact coordinates of proposed marine terminals noted in the project description.

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