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North Bay press conference on Energy East risks

Energy East

WHAT: The Council of Canadians and Stop Energy East North Bay are hosting a media conference launching a new report When Oil Meets Water: How the Energy East pipeline threatens North Bay watersheds.

Major findings include:

  • Energy East would have a 15 per cent chance of a full bore rupture every year
  • TransCanada is unable to detect oil spills of up to 2.6 million litres per day
  • A spill in the Trout Lake watershed could cost more than $1 billion
  • TransCanada greatly underestimates the challenges posed by an oil spill in winter conditions

WHERE:  Days Inn and Suites North Bay (formerly Inn on the Bay), 340 Main St W, North Bay, ON (map)  

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 11:00am EDT

WHO:

  • Mark Calzavara, Ontario Regional Organizer with the Council of Canadians, presenting key conclusions of When Oil Meets Water: How the Energy East pipeline threatens North Bay watersheds.
  • Marc Tessier, with Stop Energy East North Bay, on local spill risks. 
  • Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and author of Blue Future, on dispelling key myths about the Energy East pipeline.

The following evening, the Council of Canadians and Stop Energy East North Bay will host a free town hall at St. Andrew’s United Church to discuss why Energy East is all risk and little reward for North Bay.

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For more information:

Elizabeth Berman, Director of Communications, The Council of Canadians, eberman@canadians.org, 613-410-2853