Opinion

Opposition to Energy East growing in Canada and U.S.: it’s time for a moratorium on oil tankers on East Coast

Hearings on Energy East are about to start, and a new process has been put in place. If the process is legitimate, it can only lead to a rejection of this risky proposal.

A spill could devastate local ecosystems and put lobster, scallop and other fisheries at risk. Oil tankers also threaten endangered species in the Atlantic, like the North Atlantic right whale, whose population is estimated at only 450 individuals. Photograph courtesy of Flickr

By KEITH BROOKS

PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 12:00 AM

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