Put An End To The East Energy Pipeline
- Holly Dueck
The East Energy Pipeline is a 4,500 km pipeline whose goal is to transport 1.1 million barrels of oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in the East Coast of Canada and a marine terminal in New Brunswick.
Every year, this pipeline has a stunning 15% chance of corrupting and spilling into the bodies of water which it runs through : the Ottawa river, the Rideau river and the Mississippi river; also known as some of Canada's largest sources of drinking water.
** 50 cities rely on the Mississippi river ALONE for drinking water**
Due to the lack of supervision of this pipeline, breaches of the pipelines integrity can be compromised and go unnoticed for days at a time. At the rate that the oil would spill into our water supply, 2.67 million litres in twenty-two minutes, the results would be catastrophic.
We, the undersigned, call on Justin Trudeau to take a more environmentally friendly approach, to be the environmental advocate he promise to be and, in doing so, refrain from approving of the East Energy Pipeline.
The Put An End To The East Energy Pipeline petition to Federal government of Canada was written by Holly Dueck and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.