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NEB Voids Energy East Proceedings

For many months, TIK, with its legal counsel at Ecojustice, has been engaging the National Energy Board (NEB) on procedural matters related to the review of the Energy East project.  Today, the NEB agreed with us and followed the only legal option available in agreeing to void the Energy East proceedings.

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ON LTEP Submission

Ontario is developing a new Long-Term Energy Plan.  In December, TIK submitted comments on the Plan. Our comments addressed Ontario’s opportunities to reduce fuels demands, as well as noting some issues related to Ontario's transition to economy-wide electrification. 

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Standing Rock Victory!

Transition Initiative Kenora applauds the December 4, 2016 decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny the permit to Energy Transfer Partners to cross Lake Oahe and to undertake a new environmental impact statement for the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

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TIK Statement on Pipeline Decisions

Today Canada's Cabinet announced decisions on three major pipeline projects, Enbridge’s Northern Gateway and Line 3 Replacement, and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion, troublingly demonstrating that climate risk associated with building long-term fossil fuel infrastructure is not a deciding factor in Canada’s energy decisions.  These decisions highlight deep flaws in Canada’s regulatory process for approving pipelines as it fails to protect our climate and environment, curtails public engagement, and infringes on Indigenous rights.

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Climate Impacts Assessment for Line 3 and Kinder Morgan

Earlier this spring, Transition Initiative Kenora participated in the public review of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s estimate of upstream greenhouse gas emissions from Enbridge's Line 3 replacement and Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion projects.  These reports were commissioned by Cabinet as part of the Interim Measures for Pipeline Review, a patchwork of interim policies aimed at enhancing a flawed and deficient federal regulatory review process that has been in place since 2012.  The final reports on these assessments were released this month.

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Statement on Announcement of NEB Modernization Panel

The Government of Canada today announced the five-member expert panel and Terms of Reference for modernizing the National Energy Board (NEB).  Transition Initiative Kenora (TIK) applauds this commitment to reform the NEB and expects an outcome that will restore public faith in the regulation and oversight of interprovincial pipeline and powerline projects in Canada.

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Kenora's First Climate Change Town Hall

2016-10-02t_wtext.jpgKenora MP Bob Nault hosted a Climate Change Town Hall in Kenora on October 13.  The event was well attended and involved lots of lively, thoughtful discussion to help shape Kenora's solutions to climate change.  Read on to learn about those ideas!

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2016 AGM

Please join us at the 2016 Transition Initiative Kenora AGM to hear about our past year's activities and help us chart the course for the coming year!  Sunday, October 2 at 1:30 PM, 530 3rd St. North, Kenora.  

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Consequences of Recusal

In August, TIK and our lawyers at Ecojustice filed a Notice of Motion demanding the recusal of two of the National Energy Board's Energy East hearing panelists due to meetings that created a reasonable apprehension of bias.  On September 9, they agreed with us - and the entire panel recused themselves.  Additionally, the Board chair and vice-chair also recused themselves from administrative duties related to the project review.  Now we look at what comes next. 

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NEB Motion

Group asks compromised Board members to step down from NEB panel reviewing Energy East 

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