As I watched the news headlines stream in this morning, I couldn't believe it. Energy East was cancelled? There's no way! I must have read that first Globe and Mail article three times before I believed it. Congratulatory emails began flooding my inbox.
Media Release October 5, 2017 Diverse Groups Opposed to Energy East Celebrate Project’s Cancellation After four years of fighting to stop the proposed pipeline project, a network of environmental groups, First Nations, students, faith and local groups along the proposed route say Canadians, and people around the world, should feel relieved that TransCanada has cancelled… Continue reading Media Release: Energy East is Cancelled
TransCanada's Energy East pipeline proposal has been around for a while. Confused about the recent media buzz? Wondering whether the project is on or off? Here's a short summary of where it stands right now.
Kathleen Wynne's Ontario Liberal Government just announced they'll be scrapping $3.8 billion of renewable energy projects under the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) program. This decision comes at a time when the Liberals are lagging in the polls and being reprimanded by the public over high hydro prices and the privatization of Hydro One. Wynne is… Continue reading Wynne Short-Sighted on Energy & Politics
The Energy East panel sessions are set to kick off today in Saint John, New Brunswick. Saint John is the proposed final Canadian destination for 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta's Tar Sands and the Bakken region of North Dakota. Although this seems like the beginning of the process, TransCanada has been… Continue reading TransCanada’s “Bully Strategy”
The National Energy Board (NEB) review of TransCanada's Energy East pipeline has kicked off. On June 16th 2016, the NEB started the regulatory clock. The NEB will now have 21 months to review project application documents, listen to Intervenors and Commentors and make a recommendation to the Minister of Natural Resources. The deadline for this… Continue reading Energy East Doesn’t Want to Hear You
Plastic. It's a perfect symbol of our lasting footprint on the Earth. Man made. Petroleum based. Global impact. Destructive. It represents our ability to turn a blind eye to the consequences of our actions in exchange for a perceived convenient lifestyle. It's everywhere ... and it needs to stop. Our addiction to plastic is a… Continue reading Making Connections – Plastic & Oil
That's right - Dirty Natural Gas. Although sold as a "clean burning" transition fuel by the natural gas lobby, I'd argue the opposite. If anything, the natural gas "bridge fuel" narrative is keeping us from moving toward the true green energy revolution we need - one based on a geographically appropriate mix of wind, solar,… Continue reading Ontario & Dirty Gas
A failed state is a political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly. Likewise, when a nation weakens and its standard of living declines, it introduces the possibility of governmental collapse. Venezuela is well on its way to receiving this undesirable title.… Continue reading Venezuela – A Failing State
Line 9 is a 40 year old pipeline running through the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, Canada. I have been personally involved in the opposition to Line 9 for the past 3 years. You can visit Line 9 Communities to learn more about the project. The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are appealing the Canadian… Continue reading Pipeline Challenge