Will the Energy East Pipeline go through your farm?

Will the Energy East Pipeline go through your farm?

Click here to read about how you can participate in the National Energy Board hearings on the Energy East Pipeline:  applications open from Feb 3 – Mar 3, 2015

Please, stand up for your land, water and livelihood by answering this call to action.

The NFUNB is reaching out to members who may be affected by the Energy East Pipeline and we’re asking for you to let us know if it will cross your property.  This would be the first oil pipeline to traverse our province and the NFUNB is concerned the project could threaten the livelihoods of hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers in New Brunswick.

The Albertan company TransCanada Corporation is seeking approval to build upwards of 1,400 kilometres of pipeline in New Brunswick as part of its proposal to ship 1.1 million barrels per day of crude oil from the tar sands in Alberta to facilities in Quebec and Saint John.

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is leading the effort here at home to inform people about the risks posed by the oil pipeline, which, if approved, would be the largest in North America at 4,600-kms-long.

The Council warns that the proposed route for the pipeline in New Brunswick crosses hundreds of acres of farm land, many important waterways (including the Miramichi, St. John and Tobique rivers, and the Bay of Fundy), and several watersheds critical for agricultural activities and our communities at large.

Construction of the pipeline has the potential to lower the property values of farmers living along or near the proposed pipeline, while a spill caused from a break in the pipe would be devastating. In the event of a spill, one million litres of sticky oil would leak out in just 10 minutes – enough to fill 353 Honda civics.

But YOU have a say on whether this project goes ahead. The project must be approved by the National Energy Board and anyone who stands to be impacted by the oil pipeline can apply to participate in the energy board’s review of the project, which will begin in the coming weeks.

It is essential that the National Energy Board hear from farmers in New Brunswick before making its decision. The Conservation Council of New Brunswick will be providing step-by-step instructions for getting involved once the review process is open.

Sign up to receive Conservation Council Energy East Pipeline updates and learn when and how you can participate in the review by contacting Tracy at forest@conservationcouncil.ca or 506 458-8747.

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