Pipeline Proposals

The Energy East Pipeline:  PROPOSAL CANCELLED October 5, 2017
Environment North believes the risks that were posed by the Energy East Pipeline to the waterways (from leaks) and to the climate (from expanded tar sands oil production) were not worth the limited rewards.   

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 ...”. 

Pipelines and Canada's GHG Emissions:

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

Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline proposal

Click here for a report that questions the case for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. From the report: "This paper examines the tidewater argument and other problematic assumptions that led to the pipeline’s approval, including overly optimistic projections of future oil supply given the latest National Energy Board (NEB) projections and the Alberta government’s cap on oil sands emissions, and the failure to consider alternative export pipelines given the federal government’s and Trump Administration’s approval of the Line 3 Restoration Project and the Keystone XL pipelines."