The federal government and western provinces are pushing plans for new or expanded pipelines that will move tar sands bitumen and fracked natural gas from where they are mined to where they can be exported. These pipelines will encourage the unsustainable expansion of the tar sands, cause massive environmental damage along their routes, and increase tanker traffic and the risk of oil spills in ecologically-sensitive coastal waters. The Council of Canadians aims to stop these pipelines, calling instead for a national energy strategy and a transition off fossil fuels.
TransCanada Corp. is actively promoting plans for the “Energy East” pipeline that would carry up to 850,000 barrels of crude per day, including tar sands, from Alberta to Eastern markets. Learn more >>