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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

First Nations prepare for fight against Energy East pipeline

Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail, May 20, 2014

TransCanada's headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.

TransCanada’s headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.

First Nations activists are turning their attention to TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Energy East project, vowing to mount the same kind of public opposition that threatens the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States and Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway in British Columbia.

Some 70 First Nations leaders met in Winnipeg recently to plan a strategy they hope will block TransCanada’s ambitious plan to ship more than 1 million barrels a day of crude from Western Canada to refiners and export terminals in the East, despite widespread political support for the $12-billion project. Read the rest of this entry

Eastbound and down: Atlantic Canada is the next major pipeline battleground

ndigenous peoples protest outside the National Energy Board public hearings on Enbridge Line 9 oil pipeline, in Toronto, Friday October 18, 2013.

Indigenous peoples protest outside the National Energy Board public hearings on Enbridge Line 9 oil pipeline, in Toronto, Friday October 18, 2013.

Melissa Campeau, Financial Post, May 8, 2014

Western-based oil pipeline projects have for several years generated opposition worthy of Hollywood dramas. This past March, for example, police arrested hundreds of Keystone XL protesters who had tied themselves to a White House fence in opposition to the deeply divisive development. On this side of the border, environmental groups and Aboriginal communities flooded the courts with lawsuits last December-10 when all was said and done-beginning just three hours after the Joint Review Panel gave the go-ahead to the Northern Gateway pipeline in northern B.C. Read the rest of this entry

Two giant oil pipelines proposed to speed “doubling” of tar sands

Tar Sands factory complex in northern Alberta.

Tar Sands factory complex in northern Alberta.

Two major oil pipelines — the most expensive in Canada — passed key hurdles this week: Energy East and Line 3 Replacement.  Observers say they lead to “massive” environmental and economic consequences.

Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer, Mar 6th, 2014

In a dizzying week of oil announcements, two new giant west-to-east pipelines passed key milestones.  If built, the pipelines would rapidly expand Alberta’s oil sands, cause massive environmental impacts, and trigger thousands of new jobs, according to several observers. Read the rest of this entry