FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) July 25, 2017 – The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is hosting a series of information sessions in communities along the Bay of Fundy to discuss the risks of Tar Sands Supertankers.
The events, held in Wolfville, Digby, and Yarmouth, are a chance to discuss details and risks of Tar Sands Supertankers and the Energy East Pipeline.
“The risks are huge, and it’s important that we share what details we know, and hear concerns directly,” said Stephen Thomas, Energy Campaign Coordinator with the Ecology Action Centre.
TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick poses risks to the entire Bay of Fundy due to the associated export facility and up to a 300% increase in oil tanker traffic in the Bay of Fundy and through the Gulf of Maine.
The project could bring about 290 tankers per year, adding 330 million barrels of diluted bitumen to the annual tanker traffic in the area. This could impact coastal communities, fisheries, and much of Nova Scotia’s mainland coastline.
“This tour is especially important, as the federal review of this pipeline and tanker project refuses to come to Nova Scotia to hear concerns from people who stand to be impacted. We want to be sure people’s voices are heard on this issue,” said Thomas.
Visit www.savefundy.ca for more information on the risks of the Energy East pipeline, and details regarding the upcoming tour.
No RSVP is needed. Send questions, concerns or ideas regarding these events to Stephen Thomas at the Ecology Action Centre: SaveFundyNoEE@gmail.com or 1-902-429-2202
Monday, July 31 at 7:00pm
Wolfville Farmers Market
24 Elm Ave, Wolfville NS
Tuesday, August 1st at 7:00pm
Beacon United Church
25 Beacon Street, Yarmouth NS
Wednesday, August 2nd at 7:00pm
Digby Fire Hall
163 First Ave, Digby NS