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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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Orleans Climate Town Hall Meeting: Progress Being Made Within Imperfection

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans hosted the last of Ottawa’s Canada Climate Action consultations. With over 100 people filling the room, Ecology Ottawa volunteers hurried to get extra chairs into the tightly packed room. The…

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The oil industry isn’t waiting. Neither are we.

Two weeks ago, just as we were winding down from the 100% Possible climate march, Mike Fletcher, one of Ecology Ottawa’s most active volunteers in the fight to stop Energy East, informed me about an information session on safety and…

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Ecology Ottawa Welcomes Delay to Energy East Pipeline after Quebec Tanker Terminal Abandoned

Groups in Ottawa and across the country welcomed the announcement by TransCanada that they would abandon plans to build a tanker terminal in Cacouna, Quebec after massive opposition. The news comes after polls found that the pipeline, and in particular…

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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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Ecology Ottawa joins 60+ groups calling for climate review of Energy East

Ecology Ottawa is proud to be part of this letter to the National Energy Board. December 11, 2014 For Immediate Release  60+ Groups Call for a Climate Review of Energy East  Leading environmental organizations & community groups call for the…

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Press Release: Local Groups Targetted by TransCanada, to Confront Company at Open House in Ottawa Area

For Immediate Release Ottawa-Based Groups Shocked at TransCanada ‘Dirty Tactics’ Campaign Company to Face Opposition at Kemptville Open House Kemptville, Ontario – November 18, 2014 – After leaked documents exposed a TransCanada plan to attack organizations and municipalities opposed to…

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