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Energy East

Energy East: Citizens in US and Canada pledge to block TransCanada’s latest tar sands pipeline

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Editors | Tar Sands Solutions Network - October 30th 2014

Blog Post: This morning, Canadian oil giant TransCanada filed an official application with the Canadian National Energy Board for permits to build its proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline. If approved, it would be the longest oil pipeline on the continent and the largest tar sands pipeline. Concerned North Americans have already committed to challenging the project on both sides of the U.S.–Canada border.

Petrostate Politics, Creating a Low Carbon Future

Material risks: How public accountability is slowing tar sands development

Hannah McKinnon | Oil Change International - October 29th 2014

Publication: A new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Oil Change International quantifies for the first time the financial and carbon impact of public opposition to pipelines and other expanded investment in tar sands production. The report estimates tar sands development lost revenue at $30.9 billion from 2010 through 2013, largely because of a fierce grassroots movement against tar sands development.

Energy East

TransCanada vastly exaggerating Energy East’s ability to reduce overseas oil imports

Environmental Defence - October 29th 2014

Blog Post: Environmental groups released new data today on Eastern Canadian oil imports, disproving TransCanada’s claim that its Energy East pipeline proposal is necessary to eliminate Canada’s heavy dependence on overseas oil. “It’s time TransCanada stops misleading the public with inaccurate information in a bid to justify its risky project,” says Environmental Defence’s Adam Scott. “Energy East would mainly serve to export unrefined oil, not stem an already waning tide of pricey foreign imports."

Petrostate Politics, Creating a Low Carbon Future

Get out and vote for your future in BC

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Dogwood Initiative - October 29th 2014

Blog Post: British Columbia is becoming a battleground. On one side are federal politicians and foreign companies rushing to transport Alberta bitumen and American coal through our communities. On the other side are citizens like you – people united by their love of home and the belief that decisions over air, land and water in British Columbia should be made by those who live here. All we can do is push back: talking one-on-one with voters, providing facts about the candidates, and making sure people get to the polls.

Enbridge’s illegal scheme to double tar sands imports

October 28th 2014

Visual: Enbridge, the largest Canadian pipeline company, has come up with an illegal scheme to nearly double the capacity of its Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline (aka Line 67), igniting a new wave of tar sands imports through Minnesota, to Superior, Wisconsin. Enbridge wants to bypass the Presidential Permit process by transferring the dirty tar sands crude from Alberta Clipper to another pipeline, called Line 3, just north of the border, then re‐ transferring it back to Line 67 once it’s crossed into the U.S.

Kinder Morgan

American tribes oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in B.C.

Mychaylo Prystupa | Vancouver Observer - October 28th 2014

Press Clipping: With an eagle soaring overhead, American and Canadian Coast Salish people gathered on the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack, B.C. to do prayers in advance of their presentations to oppose the $5.4-billion Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion at the National Energy Board hearings. “[The pipeline] is something that we do not need,” said Brian Cladoosby, President of the National Congress for American Indians, representing 566 U.S. tribes.