By Mark D'Arcy, New Brunswick Energy East campaigner, The Council of Canadians
Cacuna stopped it. South Portland stopped it. Now it is Red Head's turn to stand up against the tarsands pipeline.
As attention on Energy East now focuses on New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy, the residents of Red Head are well into their second month of planning for the large "End of the Line March" on Saturday, May 30th @ 1:00pm.
Why is the line in the sand being drawn at Red Head? The numbers speak for themselves:
- • a 42-inch diameter export pipeline built over 280 proposed waterway crossings in New Brunswick (see this interactive map);
- • a 150-hectare tank farm capable of housing 7.6 million barrels of oil and heated bitumen will be situated right in the middle of the rural community of Red Head;
- • a 183-hectare marine terminal complex at Red Head;
- • supertankers carrying 2.2 million barrels of oil crossing over the Bay of Fundy; and
- • pipeline leaks as large as 2.6 million litres per day for up to 2 weeks could go undetected;
Continue reading here: Red Head is "the end of the line" for Energy East
Event Facebook Page:March to the End of the Line
NBEN event page: March To The End Of The Line
Council of Canadians Energy East page