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This briefing paper shows how the pipeline route puts watersheds at risk, provides a realistic estimate of the likelihood of a pipeline rupture, and uses modelling to determine the potential costs of an oil spill in the North Bay area.
This report summarizes key state, provincial and national legislation governing oil transport and shows glaring gaps in environmental assessments, spill prevention and preparedness, spill response capacity, funding and other safety issues.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a multilateral investment and corporate rights agreement involving 12 Pacific Rim countries. Canada joined the negotiations in 2012.
The drinking water in Edmundston, Saint Leonard, Saint Anne de Madawaska, Grand Falls, Cambridge Narrows, Hampton, Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick would be at risk from an Energy East pipeline spill. A detailed analysis of the proposed Energy East pipeline route shows that across Canada the project could lead to the contamination of crucial sources of drinking water not identified in...
The Council of Canadians, Friends of the Earth Europe, Food & Water Watch, the Transnational Institute and nine other groups based in the European Union and the United States have released a new 8-page briefing paper titled Oil Corporations Vs.
In British Columbia, new legislation is urgently needed to address dwindling water sources and current threats to water. B.C. experienced record levels of drought last summer. Fracking, mining and bottled water industries are draining water at unsustainable rates and are competing with communities for access to local resources.
Ken Froese is an independent expert with more than 20 years experience in health and environmental risk assessment. In the report Environmental Health in Red Head: The Energy East Project Dr.
This report by Friends of the Earth Europe, in partnership with the Council of Canadians, argues that tar sands (also known as oil sands) development is at the heart of Canada’s failure to tackle climate change. It calls on Europe to ban tar sands bitumen imports and on Canada to immediately freeze tar sands expansion and plan for a transition to 100% fossil fuel free economy by 2050.