Energy & Environment

The stories of Energy East in New Brunswick

Video series documents the people threatened by the pipeline
Photo: Environmental Defence Canada

Over the last week we published a three-part series of short videos from acclaimed climate photojournalist Robert van Waarden. Rather than traditional videos, these were slideshows of his striking images, set to the narration of New Brunswick residents impacted by the proposed Energy East pipeline.

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The residents of Red Head in Saint John, New Brunswick, are concerned that the endpoint of the pipeline will directly impact them, and that the development of yet more infrastructure designed to transport tar sands oil, when we should be investing in renewables, is a step in the wrong direction.

On May 30, residents of Saint John will join others in Atlantic Canada, including Indigenous people from the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Passamaquoddy and Mi'kmaq, to march to the end of the proposed pipeline and draw a line in the sand.

The protest in New Brunswick kicks off a summer of climate-related actions across Canada, including a national day of action called We > Tar Sands on July 4 and a march for jobs, justice and the climate in Toronto on July 5.

The videos have been watched over 22,000 times on Facebook alone, so we wanted to present the series once more, in its entirety. If you missed one of the three videos the first time around, or all of them, you can catch up below.

A Ricochet exclusive, this series was produced with the support of and the Council of Canadians.

Part one: The End of the Energy East pipeline, with Barry Harrigan.

Part two: Fishing at the End of the Pipeline, with David Thompson.

Part three: Wolastoq Clan Mother vs. Energy East, with Alma Brooks.

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