Atmosphere & Energy
There are warnings the tidal bore in the Bay of Fundy will light up by itself if a plan to dump more than four-million litres of fracking waste water into the ocean goes ahead.
The water, which has some level of naturally occurring radiation in it, is in a holding tank right now, but Atlantic Industrial Services plans to dump that water into the Debert sewer system if it can get approval.
The district manager for the provincial environment department’s Truro office has given the dump the thumbs up, but nothing is official until the Municipality of Colchester says so.
The municipality is holding public hearings on the topic tonight and tomorrow.
There are concerns fracking companies don’t reveal all the chemicals used in their “special sauce” recipe that they use to get the gas out of the ground.... Read more »
2013 Complete Streets Forum is TCAT's sixth annual active transportation conference taking place on May 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto. The Share the Road Cycling CoalitionOntario Bike Summit 2013 will take place on May 28-29th at the same location. We are pleased to offer joint registration for both conferences at a discounted rate. ... Read more »
As you probably know, a few different groups are coming together to do a fun Day of Canvassing (aka Knock off Line 9) on Saturday April 20th, from 10am-5pm. There’s already been a strong interest, but in order to make this a success, we need your help! ... Read more »
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Reliable natural gas service in Ontario could be affected by TransCanada Corp.’s plans to convert its main gas pipeline to carry oil, says Enbridge Gas Distribution.
In a letter to the Ontario Energy Board, Enbridge says it needs prompt approval of a $600 million pipeline project of its own in Greater Toronto to keep gas flowing to Ontario customers.
“The timely decision for the GTA project is critical,” writes Enbridge senior manager Edith Chin, who wants approval by September.
TransCanada’s plans for its main natural gas line “would affect the ability of Enbridge and other Ontario and Quebec customers to maintain reliable gas service,” she says.... Read more »