Opposition is mounting as TransCanada is on the verge of drilling boreholes on the floor of the Bay of Fundy for its proposed Energy East export terminal in Saint John.
OTTAWA – The Energy East terminal project in the Bay of Fundy has not been approved, but that isn’t stopping TransCanada from moving ahead with disruptive borehole testing as early as today. Borehole drilling creates marine noise and can result in flaring, both of which are detrimental to whales and other wildlife in the surrounding land and waters.
TransCanada's has inked a deal with natural gas distributors. This ends a high profile conflict standing in the way of TransCanada's Energy East ambitions. Natural gas distributors in Ontario and Quebec say the deal insulates consumers from increased costs associated with converting the up to 40 year old natural gas pipeline set to carry oil from Saskatchewan through to Ontario.
OTTAWA – The Council of Canadians is available to comment on the Canadian Energy Strategy signed by premiers at the Council of the Federation meeting that threatens to fast-track oil pipelines without making firm commitments for absolute reductions in climate pollution.
Environmental groups from across Canada today asked Canada’s premiers meeting in Newfoundland to delay adopting a new national energy strategy that will undermine any hope of making deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.