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The Death of Energy East Marks the End of a Long Battle

By Steven Guilbeault, Équiterre Co-founder and Senior Director Some think the Energy East pipeline was abandoned primarily for economic reasons. Some, including TransCanada, think the National Energy Board (NEB) is to blame becaus ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 13/10/2017 - 14:42 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Victory! TransCanada puts an end to its Energy East project

Early this morning, TransCanada announced the end of its Energy East project. Équiterre and many civil society groups, such as the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, the United Federations of Producers, trade unions, 300 municipalities an ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 06/10/2017 - 09:55 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Victory! TransCanada announces the end of its Energy East project!

Montréal, October 5, 2017 – Équiterre celebrates TransCanada’s decision to put an end to its Energy East pipeline project. “Today is an exciting day for the climate and the tens of thousands of individuals who have f ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 05/10/2017 - 17:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

TRANSCANADA ANNOUNCEMENT: ENERGY EAST ON LIFE SUPPORT

Montréal, september 7th, 2017 - Équiterre is hopeful of Trans-Canada's announcement to temporarily suspend its application to evaluate the Énergie Est project at the National Energy Board. Faced with the opposition by more than 300 mu ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 07/09/2017 - 21:32 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Another Nail in the Energy East's Coffin

The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that it will, for the first time, review upstream and downstream GHG emissions from the Energy East pipeline project. According to Équiterre Senior Director Steven Guilbeault, who is close ...

Actualité - Camille Gagné-R... - 01/09/2017 - 10:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre’s reaction to NEB announcement

Montreal, august 27th, 2017 - Équiterre is pleased to learn that the National Energy Board (NEB) will evaluate, for the first time in its history, upstream as well as downstream greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) emissions from the Energy Ea ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 23/08/2017 - 17:08 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Energy East: Worrying Gaps in TransCanada’s Project Application Concerning Major Canadian Rivers

A new report by Équiterre and its partners highlights worrying gaps in TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline application. Two and a half years after it was filed with the National Energy Board (NEB), TransCanada has yet to provide ...

Actualité - Samuel Fortin P... - 15/06/2017 - 11:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New report highlights TransCanada’s failures to say how the Energy East pipeline would cross major Canadian rivers

The report warns the National Energy Board panel reviewing Energy East that TransCanada’s project application is incomplete Montreal and Toronto, June 1, 2017 – As the new National Energy Board (NEB) panel reviewin ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 01/06/2017 - 10:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre reacts to the nomination of new, temporary members to the National Energy Board

Montréal, 12 December 2016 – The nomination of three new board members will allow the National Energy Board (NEB) to relaunch its review of the Energy East pipeline project proposed by TransCanada. Équiterre is of the opinion that t ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 12/12/2016 - 18:09 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Where do we stand with Energy East?

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project has been the subject of much discussion in recent weeks. To help you better understand the situation, we’ve put together an overview of the key actions we’ve taken to stop this ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 15/09/2016 - 13:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

More than 50 groups urge Trudeau to stop pipeline reviews and overhaul NEB

Ottawa, ON – More than 50 groups from across Canada have sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Carr urging the federal government to overhaul the National Energy Board (NEB) before, not after, it decides ho ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 08/09/2016 - 11:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The federal government asks the NEB to put it’s house in order

Montreal, September 1, 2016 - Équiterre reacted to the statement made by the Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, concerning the alleged lack of transparency and impartiality of the National Energy Board regarding the case of the Energy East hea ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 01/09/2016 - 21:34 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New Report Shows Energy East Pipeline A Massive Threat to Atlantic Canada and U.S. Marine Resources

Canadian Groups Call on Federal Government to Reject Pipelines, As New U.S.-Led Campaign Calls for National Tar Sands Dilbit Tanker Ban July 26, 2016, Saint John — A new report released today by the US - based Natural Resources Defe ...

Communiqué - Samuel Fortin P... - 11/08/2016 - 16:04 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The National Energy Board launches Energy East hearings while more than 800 questions are still unanswered

Montreal, June 16th 2016 - Équiterre denounced today the begining of the hearings of the National Energy Board (NEB) on TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project while more than 800 questions are still unanswered, including how the pipeline will cr ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 16/06/2016 - 17:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Groups Say Trudeau Losing Credibility on Pipeline Process

Prime Minister Being Aggressively Lobbied By Oil Interests   May 3, 2016, Toronto – Environmental groups across Canada say Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise of a fair and credible pipeline review process is being undermined b ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 03/05/2016 - 14:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

NEW REPORT: ENERGY EAST PIPELINE THREATENS DRINKING WATER OF 5 MILLION CANADIANS, MAINLY QUEBECERS

A few days after the announcement of another oil spill from TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline in the U.S., a new report shows that the Energy East pipeline project would threaten major sources of drinking water across Canada&m ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 15/04/2016 - 14:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

New report shows Energy East pipeline would threaten drinking water of over five million Canadians, majority in Quebec

April 6, 2016 (Montréal) – Just two days after TransCanada’s Keystone system spilled yet again, a detailed analysis of the company’s proposed Energy East pipeline route shows that across Canada the Energy East project could lead to ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 06/04/2016 - 13:05 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Participate in the BAPE's public consultation on Energy East!

Have your say about TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline! If it is built, over 700 km of this line would run through Quebec and pose a threat to drinking water sources. Your participation in the BAPE’s [Bureau d’audience p ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 31/03/2016 - 14:33 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Public Consultation : 3 Days Left to Oppose the Energy East Pipeline!

Only 3 days left to voice your opposition to the Energy East Pipeline by filling out the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM)’s questionnaire  (French only). Let the CMM know your opinion on this export project that w ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 01/09/2015 - 10:37 - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Équiterre and partners filed a motion with the Superior Court against TransCanada PipeLines Ltd to to subject the Energy East pipeline to Quebec law

This morning, the Quebec Environmental Law Centre, Équiterre, the Coule pas chez nous foundation and Nature Québec filed a motion with the Superior Court in Montréal for a declaratory judgment against TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. and Energy ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 18/02/2016 - 13:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The truth is not always easy to hear…

When things go wrong, a simple friend may be empathic towards you. He or she may emphasize that you are out of luck and that life is hard. But your closest friend won’t beat it around the bush and will give you the hard facts: &ldqu ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 15/02/2016 - 17:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Minister Jim Carr announces new assessment requirements for pipelines. Équiterre applauds the addition of a “climate test” to the assessment of projects such as the Energy East pipeline and supports the National Energy Board’s diminished role

Montreal, January 27, 2016 - Équiterre congratulates the Trudeau government for today announcing five additional requirements to the environmental assessment of projects presented to Canada’s National Energy Board. The organization applau ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 27/01/2016 - 18:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Rejecting the Energy East project: Équiterre applauds CMM’s decision

  Montreal, January 21, 2016 — Équiterre is saluting the courageous decision made by the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) to categorically reject the Energy East project proposed by TransCanada. The reasons CMM provided for ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 21/01/2016 - 12:07 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Victory: TransCanada blocked from resuming drilling in Quebec beluga habitat

On November 30, a certificate of authorization expired that would have allowed TransCanada to resume drilling in sensitive beluga habitat off of Cacouna in the L ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 10/11/2015 - 14:50 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Nearly 90,000 people say NO to tar sands!

Today, Équiterre presented a petition with nearly 90,000 signatures to the five federal election campaign managers. It calls for the future federal government to block TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project. Steven Guilbeault, É ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 24/09/2015 - 12:52 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Environmental leaders and allies in Saint John call for the rejection of the Energy East pipeline

Saint John, NB, September 16, 2015 – Today the heads of Canada’s leading environmental groups stood alongside First Nations and local fishers on Mispec Beach, New Brunswick, near the Bay of Fundy to call for the rejection of the Energy E ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 22/09/2015 - 05:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec’s third largest city rejects TransCanada’s Energy East project. Équiterre applauds decision by Laval mayor Marc Demers

  Montreal, Thursday September 9th 2015 – Équiterre salutes the decision by Laval mayor Marc Demers to oppose the TransCanada’s Energy East project. The mayor invoked many reasons for the decision including the security of the p ...

Communiqué - Dale Robertson - 10/09/2015 - 13:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Groups Ask National Energy Board to Close Energy East Pipeline File

Toronto, May 13, 2015 – More than sixty groups across Canada are asking the National Energy Board (NEB) to close TransCanada’s Energy East application and keep it closed until the broken federal regulatory process is fixed. Groups, inclu ...

Communiqué - Julie Tremblay - 13/05/2015 - 14:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

2014: Environmental year in review

Every year at this time, we invite you to join us for a look back at the environmental ups and downs of the year. Internationally, the stars of the biggest environmental news story of the year were China and the United States. In Nove ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 16/12/2014 - 21:48 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

"No to tar sands" petition: Server overload

Last week, so many of you accepted the challenge to sign our "No to tar sands" petition that our server conked out. In spite of the technical problems, ...

Actualité - Anne Chudobiak - 13/12/2014 - 12:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments