A proposal to ship dirty tar sands oil through Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick for export
Energy East is a proposal by TransCanada Pipelines to create a network of old and new pipelines stretching over 4,600 km from southern Alberta to New Brunswick. TransCanada wants to use Energy East to ship 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil a day.
Energy East would be the largest oil pipeline project in North America. It would be larger than Keystone XL, another controversial TransCanada proposed pipeline. It would put hundreds of communities at risk of a tar sands oil spill.
Energy East is not a made in Canada oil solution. Most of the oil would be exported. Energy East is expected to export between 800,000 – 1,000,000 barrels of unrefined oil out of Canada every single day. That’s the equivalent to filling nearly 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools with oil – every day.
Make your voice heard
This powerful photo exhibit puts a human face on the risky Energy East pipeline project. Award-winning photographer Robert van Waarden captured portraits of people who live in communities along the proposed pipeline route, from Hardisty, Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick.
Environmental Defence is bringing this captivating outdoor portrait tour to Ontario (exact dates and location details to be announced):
- Ottawa, August 14-15
- Kenora, September 3-8
- Shoal Lake/Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation, September 10-13
- Thunder Bay, September 19-20
- Toronto, October 24-25
|Infographic – Energy East: a risky pipeline plan
For more about Energy East, read our backgrounder here.
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