the Energy East Pipeline

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TransCanada PipeLines’ East-to-West project would involve 3,000 km of 50+ year old natural gas pipeline (TransCanada’s mainline) being converted into a tar sands oil pipeline. This pipeline traverses rivers, runs adjacent to lakes, and flows beside vital drinking water sources. For example, in North Bay, Ontario it crosses the east-end of Trout Lake, which provides the municipal drinking water for over 50,000 people.  The Energy East Pipeline could have the capacity to transport as many as 850,000 barrels of crude oil per day.  If  this pipeline burst, that’s 93,000 litres per second spilling in to our environment!

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