The Council of Canadians is working with landowners in New Brunswick whose property would be crossed by the 1.1 million barrel per day TransCanada Energy East pipeline.
There is a growing wall of Indigenous opposition to the Energy East pipeline. In accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ principle of free, prior, and informed consent, the Council of Canadians respects the right of Indigenous peoples to say no to a pipeline on their territory.
The Wolastoq Grand Council issued a statement this morning on protecting their non-ceded homeland from the Energy East pipeline.
Toronto Star columnist Chantal Hébert has commented, "No mayor holds a veto over a pipeline but it will be hard to secure a social licence for any project [including the Energy East pipeline] absent more support from the political leaders who are closest to the day-to-day life of so many voters."
OTTAWA – While federal, provincial and territorial Environment Ministers meet in Ottawa Friday to discuss the framework for negotiations on a national climate policy, the Council of Canadians will send a reminder that new oil pipelines are heading in the wrong direction for Canada.