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Energy East Community Meeting at SNAC

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on October 21, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Council of Canadians Winnipeg Chapter helped to organize an October 20 community meeting for St Norbert residents concerned about the TransCanada's Energy East (EE) pipeline.



The LaSalle River runs through St Norbert


The session was offered as a way for St Norbert ...

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Fighting Big Oil through the environmental review process

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on September 17, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The review panel for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) announced the dates for public consultations which start Monday, September 19 (same day that Maude Barlow’s new book, Boiling Point, comes out!) and run through December.

 

There will be

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Op Ed: The Time is Now to Act on Greenhouse Gases

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on June 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Climate change is changing our world in catastrophic ways. Clean energy becomes more accessible and more affordable every day, even without the enormous subsidies poured into fossil fuels. We must transition away from fossil fuels to clean, sustainable energy, and we have the opportunity to make that transition right now. 

 

One priority is to ensure the big decisions we are making today sta...

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Winnipeg: Energy East: Our Risk - Their Reward

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on March 20, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Wednesday March 16 over 150 people gathered at a town hall sponsored by the Council of Canadians and the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition to hear about the Energy East pipeline and what it means for Winnipeg.




Chickadee Richard welcomed everyone ...

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Energy East Pipeline in Manitoba: Avenues for Action

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on March 1, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Next Manitoba Government Must Recommend Energy East Pipeline Reroute through NEB to Protect Winnipeg Water


WINNIPEG – W...

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Two for Trudeau

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on November 2, 2015 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This entry is a reposting from the Human Rights Hub Winnipeg blog in answer to the question "What are the top two human rights issues that Justin Trudeau needs to address?"




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Energy East Problem: Crossing Water

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on July 6, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)

CROSSING WATER



The Energy East pipeline crosses many rivers, drainage basins, and aquifers in Manitoba. Some of these are the sole drinking water supply for nearby communities or agricultural water sources, and some are First Nations’ traditional land,...

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Energy East Problem: Sulphur and Hydrogen Sulphide

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on June 23, 2015 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

SULPHUR AND HYDROGEN SULPHIDE


Tar sands bitumen contains huge amounts of sulphur. The sulphur must be removed before the bitumen can eventually become refined oil, but there is a glut on the world market and nowhere to send it. Already the mounds of raw sulphur extracted from tar sands bit...

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What is Dilbit?

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on June 18, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

DILUENT + BITUMEN = DILBIT


The Energy East Pipeline will carry diluted bitumen (also called dilbit) and other crude oil products.

Bitumen is steamed or strip mined from the sandy tar sands soil in Alberta, and is too thick and sticky to flow through a pipeline. A toxic, volatile diluent must be added so that the bitumen ...

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WHY SAY NO TO ENERGY EAST?

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on May 29, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)


There are many economic and environmental reasons to say NO to the pipeline. Here we’ll look briefly at several issues; sources and more information can be found in the recently released report, “Potential Impacts of the Energy East Pipeline On Winnipeg.”

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