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Questions but no answers from the government on Energy East

by Senator Betty Unger

Today I asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate two specific questions about the cancellation of the Energy East project, on behalf of Albertans and all Canadians. Unfortunately, I received no real answers.  Hon. Betty Unger: My question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate also concerns today’s cancellation of the […]

The environmental benefits of carbon fuels: A professor speaks out

by Professor Pierre Desrochers

Following is the February 1, 2017 presentation by Professor Pierre Desrochers (University of Toronto) to the Standing Senate Committee on Transportation and Communications regarding the Committee’s study to develop of a strategy to facilitate the transport of crude oil to eastern Canadian refineries and to ports on the East and West coasts of Canada. Watch […]

Ontario Senator Bob Runciman reseponds to pipeline opponents

by Senator Betty Unger

At a recent meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, the Committee heard from a number of witnesses who were opposed to all pipeline development and want oil to stay in the ground. Responding to the witnesses’ comments, Ontario Senator Bob Runciman noted that their position “encourages a lot of anger in Western Canada and in […]

Ten Reasons You Should Support Pipelines

by Senator Betty Unger

Canada is in the midst of a national discussion about crude oil pipeline projects. Here are ten reasons why you should support pipelines: 1. To protect the environment Transporting oil by pipeline is much safer than transporting oil by other methods. Insufficient pipeline capacity has contributed to a surge in moving oil by rail car. […]

15 Overlooked Facts About Energy East | BOE Report 

by Cody Battershill

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project would deliver oil from Western Canada and North Western United States to Eastern Canada. The length would be 4,600 km’s with approximately 70 percent consisting of pre-existing pipeline that would be converted from natural gas to crude oil. The project would have a total capacity of 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day.The […]

Energy East Pipeline

by Senator Percy Mockler

Opinion Editorial Canadians – and New Brunswickers in particular – face a paradox. We have oil in Canada that is landlocked and inaccessible to tidewater. But at the same time, Saudi Arabia sends almost 85,000 barrels of oil to New Brunswick to be refined, every day! As has been stated before, Energy East has the […]