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Economic Factors, Energy East

Fishing at the end of Energy East

Feature

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

Feature

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.

Climate Impacts, Air & Water Issues

There’s something really dirty going on in Canada that these celebrities want you to know about

Feature

March 20th 2015

Visual: One hundred celebrities, scientists, artists, elected officials, labor unions, progressive organizations, landowners, and climate activists have signed a letter for the president. In the Sierra Club’s most widely watched video ever, a bevy of celebrities make the case for rejecting Keystone XL and more business-as-usual dirty oil production.

Economic Factors, Diversifying Canada's Economy

More employment in renewables industry than in the tar sands

March 10th 2015

Visual: It's true. Employment in the renewables industry far surpasses than in the tar sands, which is heavily impacted by falling oil prices. The instability of oil will have direct consequences for an estimated 23,000 jobs, proving yet again how economically unviable the tar sands industry is. On April 11, let's tell our politicians that renewables are the way to go, both for jobs and the planet!

Energy East

35,000 have watched this Act On Climate video!

March 10th 2015

Visual: In this original and moving Act On Climate video story, Mede Langlois from Neuville, Quebec tells us that he is going to rally on April 11. He’s inviting everyone he knows. Why? Because the idea of an #EnergyEast oil spill into the Saint Lawrence River is utterly unacceptable. He wants us to preserve the beautiful landscape for future generations.