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Spills and Leaks

A massive oil pipeline under the Great Lakes is way past its expiration date

August 11th 2015

Visual: The Straits of Mackinac connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, and divide Michigan’s lower peninsula from its upper peninsula. But the gorgeous blue expanse of this part of the Great Lakes region is threatened by a danger lurking just beneath its surface: two degrading oil pipelines. Motherboard correspondent Spencer Chumbley went to Michigan to investigate the situation, and the research is alarming. If just one of the pipelines ruptured, it would result in a spill of 1.5 million gallons of oil.

Climate Impacts, Stop the Expansion

We are unstoppable

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July 13th 2015

Visual: The wall of opposition to tar sands pipelines is unstoppable. From Canada to the US, the resistance to Big Oil knows no borders.”Boxed In On All Sides” shows just home much we accomplished this year. So do yourself a favour and spend 7 mins on your lunch break and watch this people powered victories wrap up video from the past 10 months of this epic campaign.

Economic Factors, Energy East

Fishing at the end of Energy East

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May 25th 2015

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.

Spills and Leaks, Kinder Morgan

Oil spills happen

April 30th 2015

Visual: How bad could a tanker spill be in Burrard Inlet? About 600 times worse than the Marathassa fuel oil spill in English Bay.

Energy East

Energy East – an export pipeline

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April 21st 2015

Visual: TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline plan is all about exporting oil. It is not a made-in-Canada energy solution. Up to 90 per cent of Energy East’s oil would be exported unrefined. As an export pipeline, it won’t create many permanent jobs or have lasting economic benefits to local communities.