The Department of National Defence has serious concerns about the Energy East pipeline according to an article by CBC/Radio-Canada.
Mark Calzavara's blog
There are many parallels between last week’s heavy oil spill from a Husky Energy pipeline in Saskatchewan and the Enbridge pipeline rupture in Kalamazoo Michigan almost exactly six years ago.
The Council of Canadians has joined with 43 other concerned groups to send a letter to federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna concerning Ontario Power Generation’s proposal to site a nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron in Kincardine, Ontario.
Last February, we issued an action alert ask our supporters to call on Minister McKenna to reject the OPG application. Shortly after receiving xxxx emails, she sent OPG back to the drawing table with some specific questions:
Another scandal has just come to light in the tragic mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows First Nation.
The Toronto Star reported yesterday that the Ontario government was advised by its own Minister of the Environment in 1984 that it should remediate the contaminated areas – and that a test of the recommended remediation technique was shown to reduce mercury levels in fish by tenfold!
In a protest against the Ontario government's lack of action to clean up mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows this morning, protestors wearing hazmat suits brought four barrels of "toxic waste" to Queens Park, spilling one barrel of the thick gray liquid on the ground outside the front doors. The liquid was actually a mixture of cornstarch and water soluble paint. Six activists were arrested.
The people of North Bay are ramping up the fight against the Energy East pipeline project. Last week, Maude Barlow and I spent three amazing days there working with friends and allies to stop this dangerous and unneeded tar sands export pipeline.
Our very own Centre Wellington chapter member Libby Carlaw has received an award of great distinction – “Citizen of the Year” for the township located 100 km west of Toronto.
Nearly 100 people turned out to the Toronto Chapter's panel event last night – "Challenging the TPP". Giving presentations at the panel were Jennifer Chesnut of the Council of Canadians London Chapter, our Health Care campaigner Michael Butler, Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers, and lawyer Steven Shrybman.
TransCanada has shut down its Keystone pipeline after a leak was discovered in South Dakota.
Details are sparse at this time but at least one media outlet is indicating that it may have been a passerby that spotted the oil coming to the surface.
The National Observer reports “News of the oil seeping to the surface could be inconvenient for TransCanada, which is now trying to convince communities across Canada to accept its proposal for a gigantic new pipeline infrastructure project — the 4,600-kilometre Energy East pipeline. "My understanding is that it was a passerby that observed it and called the company," said Nelson, chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. If confirmed, this would mean that the company's leak detection system failed to identify the incident.”