Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Featured

TransCanada’s Energy East Tar Sands Pipeline is Dead

TransCanada’s Energy East Tar Sands Pipeline is Dead

The controversial proposed Energy East Tar Sands pipeline is dead. On Thursday, TransCanada announced it is ending their efforts to build the $15.7 billion pipeline. If built, the pipeline would have carried 1.1-million barrels a day of Tar Sands crude to Eastern refineries and export terminals.

The pipeline faced fierce opposition by over 150 1st Nations, environmentalist and was subjected to pressure from a growing divestment movement.

While the pipeline has been defeated, the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands expansion vows to continue to fight the three other proposed Tar Sands pipelines; Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline, TransCanada’s Keystone XLpipeline and Enbridge’s Line 3 expansion.

The Treaty Alliance released the following in response to the Energy East announcement.

by Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Matt Remle- Lakota)

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire. follow at @wakiyan7