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TAKE ACTION: Federal pipeline reviews need real change

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Feds new pipeline rules show some promise, but the devil is in the details: CoC

This week, Natural Resources Minister Carr and Environment and Climate Change Minister McKenna concluded a press conference announcing new rules for pipeline projects.

Wednesday’s much anticipated announcement comes amid a tumultuous two weeks where Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and TransCanada’s Energy East project were capitulated onto a national news stage, unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Reported in Council of Canadians’ energy and climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue’s blog are details about the new rules and an assessment based on what we want to see in pipeline reviews. Details included here are informed by a government backgrounder, and in viewing Wednesday’s press conference.

Wednesday’s announcement confirms both a transition process for existing projects and a longer term overhaul of environmental assessments and the National Energy Board (NEB) that will reportedly happen over the course of two years.

The principles guiding the transition process are:

  1. Project proponent are not forced to start over
  2. Process is science-based, employs traditional ecological knowledge and other relevant evidence
  3. Views of affected communities are sought and considered
  4. Process supports First Nation consultation and accommodation
  5. Process includes direct and upstream greenhouse gas emissions linked to project

Read here for a status of the Energy East and Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain projects.


Action Alert: Local chapter calls on Trudeau to stop pipeline reviews

The Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter is calling on the Trudeau government to halt existing pipeline reviews, reported in the Chronicle Journal.

To keep pressure on the Trudeau government to stop the flawed pipeline reviews, please add your name to our Keep your promises, Liberals: Stop pipeline reviews action alert.

Gov’t set to break pledge, claim protesters

A coalition of Thunder Bay environmental groups, including the local chapter of the Council of Canadians, joined forces on Saturday to urge the federal government to halt the review process for two major pipeline projects.

The coalition is citing a pre-election promise that the Kinder Morgan and Energy Ease projects would be assessed under additional criteria, including greenhouse gas emissions and upstream impacts. So far that hasn’t happened, and the review for Kinder Morgan is slated for tomorrow. Read more on the story in The Chronicle-Journal.

Energy East song and dance: a statement about pipelines, trade deals, and corporate dominance

Call your premier today!

Hi folks,

With the Ontario and Quebec premiers trying to back away from real, robust climate considerations on Energy East, we want to flood their offices today with phone calls, but to do it we need all of your help.

Can you take a minute to call your premier today?

If you’re not in Ontario or Quebec, can you share this image and invite people you know from Ontario andQuebec to this event?

In the past, we’ve managed to use hundreds of phone calls to senators and congresspeople in the US to push them back from support for the Keystone XL pipeline, and today we can send a strong message straight to the premiers.

Thanks all!