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The Fondation québécoise pour la protection du patrimoine naturel (FQPPN) has come out against TransCanada's Energy East pipeline, which would cross the St. Lawrence River by the 12 kilometres of shoreline occupied by a nature reserve, Réserve naturelle des Battures-de-Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, owned by the group.  In a recent press release, the group expressed...
For its annual general meeting, Alternatives is inviting members of the Quebec delegation to this summer's Tar Sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray to speak about: their trip to the heart of the tar sands solidarity with First Nations and Inuit communities in our province the Peoples Social Forum to be held in Ottawa in August 2014   In French. Centre St...
TransCanada's Energy East pipeline could bring tar sands crude through Quebec as of 2017. Join the growing citizens' movement against this project. Equiterre invites you to attend an initial meeting for Quebec City residents to discuss the following options: raising public awareness communicating with elected officials artistic performances opinion pieces...
Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre and Kim Cornelissen of the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) will be providing an information session for citizens concerning TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project. The company wants to convert an existing natural gas pipeline to carry crude oil – including tar sands oil – from Alberta and...
Last Friday, international pipeline safety expert Richard Kuprewicz and energy economists Ian Goodman and Brigid Rowan expressed concerns about the Enbridge Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity expansion project at National Energy Board (NEB) hearings in Toronto. Richard Kuprewicz explained his assessment of a "high risk of rupture on Line 9 in the early years of the...
Toronto's FInch subway station: where things could go wrong Toronto, October 18, 2013 – International independent experts have raised serious doubts about the safety and economic benefits of the Line 9B reversal. Their reports have been filed as expert testimony with the National Energy Board in the Line 9B case, which is being heard in Toronto until Saturday.
Communiqué - 18 October 2013 - Tag : Advocacy, Enbridge, National Energy Board (NEB), Tar sands toolkit
Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre and Kim Cornelissen of the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) will be providing an information session for citizens concerning TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project. The company wants to convert an existing natural gas pipeline to carry crude oil – including tar sands oil – from Alberta and...
TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL project, announced on August 1 that it would proceed with its Energy East Pipeline project. The company plans to convert an existing pipeline to carry oil from Alberta to Ontario, and to build a new pipeline from Cornwall, Ontario to Saint John, New Brunswick. The project would bring 1.1 million barrels of oil per...
Événement - 12 September 2013 - Tag : Advocacy, Information sessions, Public Lectures, Tar sands toolkit
The 60-year-old Portland-Montreal Pipe Line, a pipeline system running from Maine to Quebec, is a critical link in efforts to move tar sands oil to the East Coast. Energy companies are now pushing for this pipeline to be reversed to carry tar sands crude oil. Communities throughout Quebec and New England are organizing to fight this reversal.
A new SOM survey commissioned by Equiterre indicates that two thirds (64%) of Quebecers would be in favour of an independent environmental assessment by the Quebec government to evaluate the risks of bringing tar sands crude to Quebec. This finding comes as Enbridge seeks permission from the National Energy Board (NEB) to reverse the flow in a section of its Line 9 pipeline...
Actualité - 3 July 2013 - Tag : Advocacy, National Energy Board (NEB), Tar sands toolkit