Potential green house gas emissions from TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project would be the equivalent of having seven million more cars on the roads, a study released Feb. 6 shows.
CBC was told by Pembina’s federal policy director and co-author of the report Clare Demerse that this amount of CO2 is more than emissions produced by five provinces.
She also said the emissions from the Energy East pipeline could completely erase gains made by Canada’s most successful climate policy to date that phases out coal generated electricity.
The Energy East pipeline is a proposal that would take oil from Alberta to St. John and could transport 1.1 million barrels daily. CBC says TransCanada has not yet filed the project’s application to the National Energy Board but plans to do so mid-year.