The Trudeau government is poised to carry on the Harper government’s harmful legacy on water and leave 99% of lakes and rivers unprotected in Canada.
A copy of the Council of Canadians' submission to the NEB modernization panel demanding structural reforms in relation to conflict of interest, public interest and the NEB's role as a regulator.
Today, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum that gave the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access Pipeline a presidential approval.
As expected, BC Liberal government of Christy Clark approves Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, amidst of a push in favor of natural gas fracking and the Site C megaproject. What do these have in common: destruction, inequality and trampling indigenous rights.
The federal government just appointed 3 new NEB board members to take on the Energy East hearings. We can expect news on the hearing soon.
The Trudeau Government has a critical choice to make that will define the rest of its tenure: approve pipelines and side with Big Oil, or reject pipelines and side with communities and coast protectors.
Minister McKenna was greeted by protesters opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline and calling for climate leadership
This weekend, the Council of Canadians provided 1000 pairs of earplugs to the water protectors in North Dakota who are opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Last Thursday, the peaceful protestors were subjected to police use of Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD- also known as sound cannons) which emit extremely high levels of sound and cause great pain and permanent hearing loss to those targeted.
Sound cannons emit up to 151 decibels- as loud as a jet engine at takeoff.
A chart of decibel levels, including those made by an LRAD device. Image: Security Pro USA
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.”