Proposed Energy East Pipeline
TransCanada Pipelines proposed Energy East to create and expand a network of old and new pipelines stretching over 4,400 kilometres from southern Alberta to New Brunswick. It is the biggest oil pipeline proposal in Canada and it could be coming to your backyard.
It's our risk, their reward
If you live in a community along TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline, please join us in letting northern leaders know you oppose the proposal.
United Nations Climate Change Conference
The Paris conference led to a significant agreement, but fell short of legally-binding caps on greenhouse gas emissions. Read "At stake: Everything; walking the Paris climate talks," featured in The Chronicle Journal.
For round two of the pipeline consultation process, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) hosted community discussions in towns/cities along the proposed Energy East Pipeline route January 11-27 in 2015. Each meeting began with a 30-minute open house, which was followed by a presentation and discussion. Visit OEB’s website for meeting locations and dates.
For those unable to attend a meeting, submissions have been made online.
Ontario Nature has joined other grassroots groups across Ontario in expressing deep concern over TransCanada Corporation’s proposal to export tar sands oil in converted natural gas pipelines through northern and eastern Ontario.
- Energy East is incompatible with the urgent need address the issue of climate change. Investment in new, massive fossil-fuel infrastructure will lock us into greater carbon emissions. If Energy East is allowed, Canada will not meet any meaningful climate targets, and valuable funds will be unavailable for the development of alternative energy infrastructure.
- Energy East is not safe. As a natural gas pipeline, this TransCanada Mainline has had 13 large explosions since 1992 and at least 64 spills since 2000. Stress corrosion cracking in an old pipeline will cause more ruptures. The bitumen itself is virtually impossible to clean up, and the diluents which liquefy it are explosive for 24-72 hours after a spill. Learn more here.
- Just one pipeline rupture could cause significant and permanent damage to the local economy, human health and to sensitive ecosystems. All of these impacts far outweigh the perceived benefits.
- Kalamazoo spill video.