Environmentalists Says Energy East Pipeline Will Not Be Built

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 16:53 PM

Not everyone is warm and fuzzy about the proposed Energy East pipeline.

Environmental organizations in both the US and Canada say it will never be built.

Patrick Bonin of Greenpeace says its not going to happen adding Energy East would negate all the good work on climate that has been done at the provincial level and pose a threat to the drinking water of millions of people.  

The proposed pipeline from Alberta to Saint John would be the longest oil pipeline in North America and the single largest tar sands pipeline transporting 30 per cent more oil than Keystone XL and double the the size of Northern Gateway.

Ellen Gabriel of a Mohawk territory in western Quebec says TransCanada entered her territory like a slick oil salesman with promises of jobs and economic benefits.    She says the company's unscrupulous manner to impress upon her community that Energy East is a done deal is unethical and coercive.