Join the fight! No Dirty Oil in Our Backyard!
Written by Denise Deby.
Pipelines—and opposition to them—often make the news, but this time the news hits very close to home.
Energy company TransCanada is proposing to build a pipeline that would carry 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to ports and refineries in New Brunswick. The Energy East pipeline would link newly constructed pipeline with sections of converted natural gas pipeline, including a section running through Ottawa.
What does this mean for people living in and around Ottawa?
According to several local groups and many residents, the proposed pipeline offers few benefits and far too many risks. One group, Ecology Ottawa, is using its Tar Free 613campaign to raise awareness about the pipeline and its implications for our health and environment.
First, there’s the risk of spills. In October, CBC News reported that National Energy Board data reveal over 1000 safety-related…
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