STATEMENT: Greenpeace reacts to TransCanada request to suspend Energy East review

Press release - September 7, 2017
7 September 2017 — In response to the news that TransCanada has sought a 30-day suspension of the Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Project applications, Patrick Bonin, Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada said:

7 September 2017 — In response to the news that TransCanada has sought a 30-day suspension of the Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Project applications, Patrick Bonin, Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada said:

"Obviously, TransCanada is in turmoil and is concerned about an assessment of greenhouse gas emissions, which if done well, could only conclude that this project is totally incompatible with the Paris Accord and our climate commitments. It’s a predicament worth noting for proponents of the embattled Keystone XL and Trans Mountain Expansion pipelines, both of which face mounting pressure over their clashes with the need for climate action and protection of Indigenous rights. 

"TransCanada is already struggling to find customers for its Keystone XL pipeline and Energy East is increasingly resembling a white elephant that could never cross the border into Quebec, given the ever-increasing wall of opposition to the project."

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