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TransCanada Corp. is actively promoting plans for the “Energy East” pipeline that would carry up to 850,000 barrels of crude per day, including tar sands, from Alberta to Eastern markets. The 4,400 kilometre pipeline is expected to lead to massive tanker exports from Atlantic coast to send crude to the much larger and more profitable markets of India, China and Europe.  TransCanada would convert its’ 55 year old natural gas pipeline (between Saskatchewan and Quebec), connecting it with new pipeline in the west to Empress, Alberta, and in the east to Quebec City and Saint John, New Brunswick.  The Kalamazoo and Mayflower pipeline spills are poignant warnings of the consequences of shipping tar sands crude through old pipelines.

For a list of the communities and First Nations that are potentially directly affected, go to: http://www.canadians.org/pipelines/energy-east-pipeline-project

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