The Canadian Press

2015-08-19 | NB Energy East Whales

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The company planning to build the Energy East pipeline says concerns raised about the potential impact of the project on whales and some fisheries in the Bay of Fundy are unfounded. A report released by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick today says noise from tanker traffic causes heightened levels of stress for the North Atlantic right whale, the most endangered large whale in the world. But Tim Duboyce, a spokesman for TransCanada Corporation, says that's not an issue. (The report also says any spilled bitumen that mixes with salt water is likely to form into tarballs and sink, which could harm fisheries such as bottom-feeding lobster and scallop. Duboyce says the company will have emergency plans in place, but aims to have zero incidents.)

Date: 2015-08-19
Placeline: CALGARY.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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