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TransCanada may abandon Energy East pipeline facing tougher review

Transcanada CEO russ girling

Transcanada CEO Russ Girling.

Reuters, September 7, 2017

TransCanada Corp seeks to suspend the application for its Energy East pipeline for 30 days and may abandon the project, the company said on Thursday, weeks after Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) announced a tougher review process. Read the rest of this entry

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Mohawks threaten to block Energy East; says project is threat to their way of life

Grand chief of Wolastoq council in New Brunswick says they’ll oppose risky pipeline

by APTN National News, February 5, 2016
FREDERICTON – The chief of the Wolastoq Grand Council in New Brunswick says the proposed Energy East pipeline project poses too great a risk to provincial waterways, and the council will oppose it.
Grand Chief Ron Tremblay says the council has called a news conference for Monday where clanmothers and other members of the council will discuss their responsibility to protect their non-ceded homeland. Read the rest of this entry

Kanesatake hopes to build opposition, raise cash for pipeline fight

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Gate at Unist’ot’en camp, photo: Al Jazeera.

by Christopher Curtis, Montreal Gazette, Nov 17, 2015

If Kanesatake was meant to lead the fight against the Energy East pipeline in Quebec, things might be getting off to a slow start.

Last weekend, the environmental group Greenpeace held workshops on the Mohawk territory that focused, in part, on mobilizing people against the proposed pipeline. Only about five locals attended the event, according to Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon. Read the rest of this entry

Native Women Shut Down Pipeline “Consultation” in Montreal

by Submedia, Sept 24, 2015

Montreal — First Nations women and supporters sent a clear message to TransCanada this Wednesday evening that the Energy East pipeline is not welcome through First Nations lands.
“What we want TransCanada to understand is that no means no. This is Kanien’ke, this is Mohawk Land and we are tired of occupation, we are tired of environmental disaster.” said Lickers at Wednesday night’s hearing. “This is our land and we are going to protect it.” Read the rest of this entry

In the pipelines’ path: Canada’s First Nations lead resistance

Energy East pipeline opposed by Anishinaabe Water Walkers

The Anishinaabe Water Walk protesting the Energy East pipeline will cover 125 kilometres of the proposed route between Dryden Ont. and the Manitoba boundary. (submitted by Alex Hundert)

The Anishinaabe Water Walk protesting the Energy East pipeline will cover 125 kilometres of the proposed route between Dryden Ont. and the Manitoba boundary. (submitted by Alex Hundert)

‘We have the small percentage of clean water that’s left in this world here in this area’

CBC News, Aug 5, 2015

A group of First Nations activists in Treaty 3 territory in northwestern Ontario are walking 125 kilometres of the proposed Energy East pipeline route to demonstrate their opposition to TransCanada’s plan to convert the natural gas pipeline to transport oil.

The walk began at Eagle Lake First Nation, near Dryden, Ont., on Monday and is expected to arrive at Shoal Lake 39 First Nation, west of Kenora, Ont. on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry

TransCanada quietly wooing First Nations leaders ahead of Energy East project

Assembly of First Nations to host national energy forum in February

Members of the Public Safety Unit guard the site of the Enbridge hearing in Vancouver, Jan 24, 2013.

Members of the Public Safety Unit guard the site of the Enbridge Northern Gateway hearings in Vancouver, BC, Jan 24, 2013.

The future of Canada’s two largest pipeline projects hinges on the cooperation of First Nations throughout the country.

by Christopher Curtis, Montreal Gazette, July 8, 2015

With billions of dollars and swaths of aboriginal territory at stake, the Assembly of First Nations will try to leverage their legal rights and force a negotiation with Canada’s energy producers and the federal government. AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Tuesday he plans on hosting a national energy forum in February with the goal of getting big oil, Ottawa and First Nations at the table. Read the rest of this entry

TransCanada delays Energy East, won’t build Quebec oil terminal