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Energy East Pipeline Information

By now you are likely aware that TransCanada Corp. is proposing to convert a natural gas pipeline to transport Tar Sands oil through and environmentally sensitive area of North Grenville, below the Rideau River, and onwards through South Ottawa.

In order to ensure that our community is kept informed will be posting information and articles here as it is made available. Please check back often.


Upcoming event:

our risk their rewardJoin Council of Canadians and Sustainable North Grenville in Kemptville Tuesday, April 15th.

From April 7-16, the Council of Canadians, with local partners, will be visiting communities across Ontario to talk about why TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is all risk and little reward for Ontarians.

TransCanada’s Energy East project would be the largest oil pipeline in North America. It would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil every day through Ontario towards Saint John, New Brunswick. Join us to find out why this massive tar sands pipeline puts our water, land and air at risk.

Energy East: Their Risk our Reward

Tuesday, April 15th
 at 7:00pm

North Grenville Municipal Centre



Maude Barlow: The Council of Canadians, on protecting our water

Eriel Deranger: Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation, on living downstream from the tar sands

Ian Angus: Sustainable North Grenville


Click to view maps of the Proposed Pipeline

Google Maps satellite view created by SNG. The line has been offset so the visible marks on the ground (deforested areas) where the current gas line passes underground can be seen:



Official Map from TransCanada Corp.

TransCan Map


Map of local aquifer and pipeline.



Additional Links and Information:

TCP Canadian Mainline passing thru NG TransCanada to push ahead with new oil pipeline to Eastern Canada

TransCanada Corp’s proposed pipeline will ship up to 1.1 billion barrels of diluted bitumen per day to the East coast. A new deep water port in Saint John will load the dilbit into supertankers for export to refineries in India.


TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline will face fierce opposition, vows Council of Canadians

In response to TransCanada’s announcement of its Energy East project, the Council of Canadians is launching a national campaign to stop the pipeline. The Council of Canadians argues the pipeline is not safe, is unlikely to provide energy security for Atlantic Canadians or generate decent jobs.