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Energy East: Unnecessary Risks for Exaggerated Problems

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers argues that Canada urgently needs more pipeline capacity in order to deliver oil to domestic and world markets. They expect oil production to increase 28% by 2030 relative to 2015 and argue pipeline capacity…

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Conversations about pipelines at Bytown Day; a volunteer’s experience

I began an internship with Ecology Ottawa just over a month ago working on data management and communications. This position means that I spend all of my time in the office and not exactly at the forefront of the three…

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TransCanada’s Incomplete Application to the National Energy Board Provides More Evidence For What We Already Knew

TransCanada did not include a feasibility study and has no plan for how the Energy East Pipeline will cross the Ottawa River. It’s now mid-May and, just days after the National Energy Board received the 38,885-page application from TransCanada, there’s…

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The New Kinder Morgan Pipeline Has Been Approved but the Fight Is Not Over

The National Energy Board approved a new Kinder Morgan pipeline which would run through Alberta and British Columbia and this, unfortunately, comes as no surprise. The NEB has proved time and time again that it is out of touch with…

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From Calgary to Ottawa: How I Got Involved And Why I Oppose Energy East

I moved to Ottawa from Calgary four years ago an 18-year-old Conservative. I was indifferent at best to the environment and the economy was far more important to me than anything else. Growing up in Calgary, however, the word ‘economy’…

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Earth Day in Ottawa South – Inspiring Action

Ecology Ottawa and Tree Ottawa each had a table with information and able volunteers. We signed up a few people on the renewable city petition with the help of Judy, Alok and Eva. Tree Ottawa also had great conversations with…

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The Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal opposes Energy East

At a press conference this morning, the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), representing 82 municipalities, announced their official opposition to the Energy East Pipeline. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, president of the CMM, was joined by the Mayors of Laval, Longueuil,…

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Protesters Interrupt Pipeline President’s Speech in Ottawa

Ottawa, February 2, 2015 – TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline president, Francois Poirier, came to Ottawa today, expecting to be the star attraction for a crowd of over 200 who paid to listen to his speech at the Chateau Laurier. Instead,…

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Ontario Consultation Brings Laughter and Anger to Kanata over Energy East Proposal

On January 22nd, the Ontario government returned to Ottawa to hold their last community consultation here on the proposed Energy East pipeline in a Kanata hotel. Convened by the Ontario Energy Board, it was an important opportunity for residents of…

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Three New Energy East Reports Now Available!

Ahead of the upcoming Ontario Energy Board hearings on Energy East, we’re proud to release three new reports that focus on why Energy East is a huge risk that we can’t afford. The first document is our “Guide to Energy…

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