Blog Post: A report authored by Dennis LeNeveu, a retired biophysicist who worked for the federal Crown corporation Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, says that the Energy East pipeline threatens the drinking water of more than 60 per cent of Manitoba residents. “Winnipeg has much to lose from the pipeline crossing within its boundaries and little to gain.” The report was released by a Manitoba-based coalition in which the Council of Canadians Winnipeg chapter is a key member.
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Press Clipping: Vancouver's economy could suffer a $1.2-billion blow in the case of a major oil spill caused by Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, concludes a new report released by the city. The report, conducted by the University of B.C.'s Fisheries Economics Research Unit, examined the potential economic costs of a 16-million litre spill in Burrard Inlet, the body of water bordering to the city that is busy with industrial use, cruise ships and float planes. "The risk is massive," said city councillor Andrea Reimer.
Blog Post: Today, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the “People of the Inlet,” released the outcomes of its independent assessment of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project (TMEX), conducted as a matter of its own jurisdiction and law. On the basis of its assessment – which found that the TMEX proposal represents unacceptable risks and would violate Tsleil-Waututh law – Tsleil-Waututh announced that it has denied approval for the TMEX project to proceed in its territory.
Press Clipping: A small First Nation's environmental assessment of Kinder Morgan Canada's $5.4-billion oilsands pipeline expansion could "delay or derail" the megaproject, according to a legal analysis of the report. The scathing 90-page assessment, released Tuesday by the 570-member Tsleil-Waututh First Nation of North Vancouver, includes separate scientific research that says Kinder Morgan has underestimated the environmental and public health risks of major and minor oil spills in Burrard Inlet.
Visual: In part two of this three-part series documenting the stories of Energy East, photojournalist Robert van Waarden casts off with fisherman David Thompson and sails the Bay of Fundy to capture the sights and sounds of his way of life. Thompson worries the new Energy East pipeline will leak, and he questions the logic of major investments in oil infrastructure when we know the future of our society lies elsewhere.
Press Clipping: Big Oil is urging Alberta's new government to toughen up the province's environmental policies. Suncor CEO Steve Williams told a downtown Calgary crowd that he supports a carbon tax, the latest sign of how much the political landscape has shifted in Alberta, as well as the global discussion about climate change. "We think climate change is happening," Williams, Suncor's chief executive, told reporters. "We think a broad-based carbon price is the right answer."