“Above All Else” to Screen in North Bay on November 15th

As part of the Docs North Film Festival, Stop Energy East (North Bay) will be hosting a screening of the documentary film "Above All Else" on Saturday, November 15th. The screening will be at 4 pm, followed by a panel discussion. Tickets are available for $6 at the Capitol Centre, or buy a weekend pass – regular is $35 and students or seniors is $25.

"ABOVE ALL ELSE is an intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Risking financial ruin, their personal safety, and the security of their families, these unforgettable people and their stories become an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social change happens in America "

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#EnergyEast pipeline: New Democrats reiterate call for environmental protection but still forgetting climate impacts

Following #TransCanada’s filing of their application for the #Energy Eastpipeline, the federal New Democratic Party has issued a statement "reiterating the vital importance of a fair, rigorous and open project review process." They forgot to mention climate change and are still saying that "processing Western Canadian oil in eastern Canada makes economic sense", but the call for a "rigorous review" is a nice move on their part.

See statement at http://www.ndp.ca/news/energy-east-pipeline-new-democrats-reiterate-call-environmental-protection-and-community

Toronto Star: TransCanada seeks approval for Energy East pipeline

Toronto Star coverage of #TransCanada’s October 30th filing of their #EnergyEast project application conveys some of TCPL’s positive spin – meetings held, deals made, etc. – but also lays out some of the hurdles head for the risky project: "Quebec and Ontario have said they plan to intervene in the energy board review. Environmental agencies have also indicated that they dont favour the pipeline. North Bay is one community where opposition is already obvious ­ Mayor Al McDonald has said he will apply for intervener status."

Read the story at http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/10/30/transcanada_seeks_approval_for_energy_east_pipeline.html #

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NEB offers more on-line information sessions on Energy East review process

NEB Launches New Website
We wish to inform you that the National Energy Board Web site has gone through a complete makeover! It has been updated and redesigned to provide a better user experience by making information easier to find with an improved user interface. The new Web site strengthens our capacity to produce fresh new web content so that the public will always be kept up to date on Board initiatives and information related to our regulatory mandate. We value transparency and are always looking for ways to improve and increase the amount of information we share with Canadians and the public.

Not sure where to start? A helpful video tour has been created to guide you through!

Information Sessions
The NEB will be hosting additional NEB 101 information sessions intended for people and groups interested in learning more about its mandate and processes, including the assessment process for the Energy East Pipeline Project. The topics will also include how to participate in a hearing process, as well as the Participant Funding Program.

The presentations last between 30 and 40 minutes, and each one will be followed by a question period. Additional sessions could be scheduled based on demand.

To participate in any one of the sessions listed below, please follow these instructions:

  • Using your phone, dial (toll free) 1-877-413-4781 and wait for the request asking you to provide the following access code: 759 239 3.
  • To view the presentation on your computer monitor, click on the hyperlink corresponding to your session after having connected to the audio portion by phone.
  • If you wish to participate by phone only, you may follow along with the PDF copy of the presentation available on our Website ( English version and French Version).

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Thursday 30 October 2014 10:00 am 12:00 pm
Wednesday 5 November 2014 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thursday 13 November 2014 3:00 pm 5:00 pm
Tuesday 18 November 2014 4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Thursday 27 November 2014 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

If you have questions about the NEBs process, EnergyEast.ProcessHelp.
Process Advisory Team
Proposed Energy East Project
National Energy Board
Toll free telephone: 1-800-899-1265
Email: EnergyEast.Help

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