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Pipeline spill would impact Ottawa drinking water, says report

(Press release via Ecology Ottawa)

A spill from the proposed Energy East pipeline could have catastrophic impacts on the Rideau, Mississippi and Ottawa rivers, and put the region’s drinking water at risk. These are the findings of a new report by the independent Montreal-based technical firm Savaria Experts-Conseils Inc. Continue reading


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Proposed pipeline project would include 20 megawatt pumping station

Hydro One and Hydro Ottawa are planning extensive infrastructure upgrades to support the power requirements of the proposed Energy East pipeline, including 20 megawatts for a pumping station near Richmond.

“Initial plans to service this customer will require extensive infrastructure upgrades due to the proposed remote location of their station and the size of the load they require,” said Dan Seguin, a spokesperson with Hydro Ottawa.

He said it was too early to say how much those upgrades would cost, or who would pay for them. Continue reading


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Conflicting views in Carp over Energy East pipeline

Conflicting views on the proposed Energy East pipeline were on full display in Carp Wednesday night.

Trans Canada, the pipeline developers, held a safety information session at Carp Agricultural Hall, while members of environmental group Ecology Ottawa handed out pamphlets outside warning about the dangers of oil spills. Continue reading


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GUEST POST: Knocking on doors, answering questions about pipeline

(Photo: Mike Fletcher is a volunteer with Ecology Ottawa. Along with other volunteers, he’s knocked on over 6,000 doors to talk to residents about the proposed Energy East pipeline.)

I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE PROPOSED ENERGY EAST PIPELINE TWO YEARS AGO, and after researching it, came to the conclusion that this project must be stopped.

My “get off the couch moment” saw me joining Ecology Ottawa and joining people in Stittsville and West Carleton to oppose the project that’s a complete no win for our community and our country. Continue reading


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Pipeline risks outweigh benefits, says Ontario Energy Board report

(ABOVE: Energy East pipeline route, looking south from Jinkinson Road. Via Google Maps.)

Last week, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) released a report on the proposed Energy East pipeline that raises numerous concerns about the project’s safety.  The pipeline would carry 1.1-million litres barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta to Quebec to New Brunswick. Continue reading


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Reminder: OEB Stakeholder Forum on TransCanada’s Energy East Proposal, January 29-30

From the Ontario Energy Board.

On January 29th and 30th, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will be hosting a stakeholder forum in Ottawa as part of its province-wide consultation on the potential impacts, both positive and negative, of TransCanada’s proposed Energy East Pipeline in Ontario. The purpose of this forum is to give members of the Province-wide Stakeholder Group the opportunity to make brief presentations that specifically address the province-wide impacts of TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline. The forum will be open to the public attendance. Additional details about the stakeholder forum are available in the agenda. Continue reading


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Community should be compensated if pipeline goes through, says Qadri

(ABOVE: Energy East pipeline route, looking south from Jinkinson Road. Via Google Maps.)

City councillor Shad Qadri says that Stittsville should receive some form of compensation if TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project is approved.

“There should be some local benefits for the community, whether there’s an accident or whether something happens to the environment when they’re installing the pipeline itself,” says Qadri. Continue reading


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90% of city council candidates would fight the proposed Energy East pipeline

Editor’s note:  The following is a press release from Ecology Ottawa. Dave Lee and Shad Qadri did not respond to the survey, although in a recent Q&A they did address the issue.  Lee said the City’s role is to be an advocate for citizens to ensure environmental concerns are addressed.  Qadri said the City should work with other levels of government to ensure local residents are not negatively affected.

It’s also unclear what, if any, legal role the City of Ottawa has in the process.  Rob Maclachlan with the city’s Growth Management Department told StittsvilleCentral.ca that Trans Canada has not filed an application yet with the National Energy Board, and the City does not yet know what municipal approvals may be required. Continue reading


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