Quebec first nations group joins the fight to stop Energy East at all costs
The Mohawk nation is threatening to do everything in its power to block the Energy East pipeline, calling the buried pipeline a threat to their lands, water and survival.
TransCanada responded it seeks to have meaningful and respectful engagement with indigenous communities, which will be difficult given the group's opposition to pipelines, crude-by-rail, tankers and the Alberta oil sands in general. The group also sent a letter to the Quebec government reminding them they need to be consulted when granting drilling permits anywhere in the province.
Quebec recently gave TransCanada permission to do seismic testing in the area. The province will also allow Petrolia Oil to drill for oil and gas on Anticosti Island as part of a contract they signed with the previous Parti Québécois government.