ISSUES: Opposition to the Energy East Pipeline Plan Continues


There is nothing new in the ongoing saga of fossil fuels and the unique resources of the Bay of Fundy … an ecosystem that has been shown to have more marine species than any other along the coast of North America. It is the home to a large list of endangered species including the well know North Atlantic right Whale and it’s fishery has sustained the coastal economy for centuries. The combined value of the Bay of Fundy has been shown to reach a billion dollars per year. Yet, the cumulative impacts of coastal development continue to impact this valuable eco-economy which rivals the industries that drive forward with the exploitation of this area. Art MacKay

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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.

Export TankersTanker terminal in St. LawrenceQuebec City crossingTemagamiNorth BayThunder BayKenora Region and WinnipegOtterburne, ManitobaHardistry, Albertanear Fort McMurray, Alberta

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.


Download a detailed PDF copy of the map here.

Download a simple PDF copy of the map here.

Please credit Environmental Defence www.environmentaldefence.ca if you will be using the map in print, broadcast or online uses.

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