Atmosphere & Energy

Did Ontario make the right decision on nuclear power?

The Long-Term Energy Plan review now underway in Ontario demands our attention despite its sleep-inducing name. The choices the Wynne government makes will affect your pocket book, our economic competitiveness and the health of our environment.... Read more »

SIERRA CLUB ATLANTIC STANDS WITH CITIZENS PEACEFULLY PROTECTING LAND, AIR & WATER FROM FRACKING IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Oct. 22, 2013

 

Halifax, NS -- Peaceful protesters against fracking in New Brunswick are being supported by the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club Canada. ... Read more »

TransCanada Plans Pipeline to East Coast

OTTAWA — Faced with uncertainty over its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would link Canada’s oil sands with the American Gulf Coast, TransCanada said on Thursday that it would build a pipeline to eastern Canada.

The pipeline company announced that it would proceed with a $12 billion pipeline that could move up to 1.1 million barrels a day to New Brunswick, to serve a region that now relies on imported crude oil for the overwhelming majority of its supply.... Read more »

Rail safety in B.C. questioned following Quebec tragedy

Following a massive, deadly fire sparked by the derailment of a train in Quebec, questions are being asked about the safety of hazardous goods rail networks in British Columbia.

Early Saturday morning, a parked train carrying crude oil rolled away and crashed, sparking multiple explosions and a major fire in the community of Lac-Mégantic. Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and around 50 remain missing as of Monday.

The incident has shone the spotlight on the contentious political debate over oil transportation and Canada's rapidly expanding oil-by-rail industry.... Read more »

            

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