The Price of Power

Electricity in the Climate Change Era

With guest speaker Angela Bischoff

Location: Waverley Library Auditorium

6:00 PM Come early for the Environment North AGM

7:00 PM "The Price of Power" with Angela Bischoff

Admission is free, all are welcome!


Keep Trout Lake free from sand and gravel pit development!!

Trout Lake is a freshwater lake at the headwaters of the McIntyre River which flows into Lake Superior. There are 120 lots, mostly developed as camps or year round homes. Lakehead Rural Planning Board’s (LRPB) Official Plan designates the area as Lake Residential and a Fishery. 

The proposed gravel pit is too close to people, camps and year round homes, and is not only incompatible but conflicts with the established land use and poses risk to the natural environment.

To sign the petition to oppose the rezoning and for more info:  Click here

 

 


The Energy East Pipeline Propasal

National Energy Board Updates

May 10, 2017 – From the NEB website:

The National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking public input on what topics should be considered in the review of the Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects. The public will have until May 31 to provide their comments. ...One of the notable additions to the draft lists is a proposal to consider the upstream and downstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the projects. The Hearing Panel has specifically asked for feedback on this issue.Click here to learn more or to comment.

NEB update website:
https://www.neb-one.gc.ca/pplctnflng/mjrpp/nrgyst/index-eng.html
Environment North believes the risks posed by the Energy East Pipeline to the waterways (from leaks) and to the climate (from expanded tar sands oil production) are not worth the limited rewards.  

Watch the video from the Ontario Rivers Alliance of a 3-D flight along the proposed  Energy East Pipeline route through Ontario.  http://www.ontarioriversalliance.ca/category/river-concerns/energy/pipelines/

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) concluded that there is an "imbalance between the economic and environmental risks of the Project, and the expected benefits for Ontarians..."    The OEB consultants Det Norske Veritas also commented that “that previous pipeline conversions in Canada have not been located in a project area which encounters hundreds of pristine water crossings ...”.  For more on the OEB report click here. 

Click here for a report on Oil released into Waterways 

Click here for a report on Oil Industry Expansion and Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Commitments