Today’s announcement comes after a solid 2 weeks of the controversial Kinder Morgan TransMountain expansion and TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline proposals dominating national news.
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When TransCanada first announced its 4400km Energy East pipeline project from Alberta to Saint John, the spin was all about nation-building. This spin is dependent on the idea that Energy East will see crude produced in the Prairies replace so-called ‘foreign imports’ to Atlantic Canada.
If you said, one year ago, that being 100% renewable by 2050 was possible, chances are you’d be laughed out of the room. Let’s remember, it wasn't long ago that star NDP candidate Linda McQuaig was raked over the coals for suggesting, “a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground” for Canada to meet its climate change targets.
TransCanada has completed filing their application with the National Energy Board (NEB) bringing us collectively one step closer to the review of this flawed pipeline proposal increasing facing opposition all along its path.
I spent this morning touring the Red Head, Anthony's Cove area where TransCanada's proposing to build a massive oil storage tank 'farm' and export terminal for their Energy East project. With the cancelling of the proposed port in Cacouna, Quebec due to widespread opposition, there will be more pressure on Red Head and Saint John residents.
It’s that time of year again. I’m overwhelmed with glitzy pop renditions of holiday music while my email and facebook accounts explode with news of the UN climate negotiations. Held in Paris France this year, there are heightened expectations for a new global treaty.
Pipeline politics has been on the uptick in recent years. From sit-ins outside the White House to canoe flotillas, days of actions, legal challenges, rallies, numerous reports, blockade, town halls, letters and petitions.
We could live in a country powered entirely by truly just renewable energy, woven together by accessible public transit, in which the jobs and opportunities of this transition are designed to systematically eliminate racial and gender inequality. Caring for one another and caring for the planet could be the economy’s fastest growing sectors. Many more people could have higher wage jobs with fewer work hours, leaving us ample time to enjoy our loved ones and flourish in our communities.
Canada is not this place today – but it could be.
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.
From August 3-7, people will be walking along the proposed Energy East pipeline route from Eagle Lake to Shoal Lake, drawing attention to the threats posed by TransCanada's proposed 1.1 million barrel per day Enegy East pipeline.