PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the Government of Canada to the following:
THAT TransCanada Corp. is applying to convert and
extend a pipeline to transport tar sands crude from Empress, Alberta to
Saint John, New Brunswick. The “Energy East” pipeline is expected to
carry up to 1.1 million barrels of crude per day, including diluted
bitumen, through Canadian communities and sensitive ecosystems and
waterways. As shown by tar sands pipeline ruptures in Mayflower,
Arkansas and in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, a pipeline spill would
have devastating impacts on land and water and endanger people’s health.
This pipeline would also encourage expansion in the tar sands, Canada’s
fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, and the crude would
be available to the highest bidders including larger, international
THEREFORE, we, the undersigned request that the
Government of Canada protect the health and safety of our communities by
denying approval for the Energy East pipeline.