Mayors from cities and towns across Alberta and Saskatchewan are throwing their support behind the Energy East Pipeline.
How? By connecting our abundant oil resources in the West to our Eastern refineries and overseas markets.
Mayors hail opportunity to create 14,000+ jobs per year
“Energy East is so important to the economic prosperity of our province and Canada in general. We need a cheerleader for this pipeline,” says Debra Button, President of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), which recently passed a resolution supporting the construction of Energy East.
A critical project for Canada’s economic future
Alberta mayors have also taken a stand, urging more municipalities across the country to voice their support for Energy East.
“We see the impact of our current economic situation on everyone in our communities — our friends, our neighbours, business owners,” said Lisa Holmes, President of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. “It’s important to stand up to some of the criticism that is being put forward and make sure this project happens.”
Alberta mayors showing their support of the energy east pipeline at their March caucus. #ableg pic.twitter.com/o8Sbmbzirl
— Tom Vernon (@TomVernonGlobal) March 9, 2016
Support for Energy East is growing across Canada
Not just in the oil-rich provinces of Western Canada, but also in Ontario and Quebec where many companies will work to supply critical equipment and services to the project – businesses such as Bécancour-based Canadoil Forge and family-run Steelworks Design in Peterborough.
We know there are still municipalities that have questions about the project – and in particular the steps we’ll take to ensure the pipeline is safe and respectful of the environment. We continue to work hard on the ground, answering those questions and using local feedback and knowledge to develop this critical project.
From Saint John, New Brunswick to Hardisty, Alberta, a growing number of local residents, mayors, business owners and trade organizations are voicing their support for Energy East.
If you want Energy East to move forward, let your voice be heard and join our Energy East Action Network.
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