On May 30, 2015, hundreds gathered in the small rural community of Red Head, near Saint John, New Brunswick, to draw a line on the shores of the Bay of Fundy against the encroaching Energy East pipeline. While New Brunswick is often considered the centre of support for TransCanada’s proposed pipeline, the event brought together people from all over the province, as well as Nova Scotia, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Maine, concerned about the impacts of the 1.1 million barrel per day pipeline project.
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TransCanada wants to build the biggest tar sands pipeline yet, Energy East, from Alberta to Red Head near Saint John, New Brunswick. The 1.1 million barrel per day pipe would require massive oil storage tanks in rural Red Head, waiting for export on the Bay of Fundy. On May 30, a local Red Head group organized an inspiring march to the ‘End of the Line’ bringing together local residents, Indigenous people, youth and representatives from the fisheries and unions. People linked arms forming a human line in the sand against Energy East on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Join the fight against Energy East, which is all risk and little reward for Atlantic Canada.