Tanker strikes leading cause of right whale deaths: report

Scientists have a clearer picture of how a record-setting number of North Atlantic right whale deaths occurred in East Coast waters this summer. Wildlife pathologists released their necropsy results in an incident report out Oct. 5, concluding … [Read more...]

Update: Feds order tankers to slow down in Gulf of St. Lawrence

UPDATED: Aug. 11, 2017 11:30 a.m. The federal government has introduced a mandatory slow down for supertankers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to help prevent further deaths of north Atlantic right whales. Vessels 20 metres or more in length must … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper disappointed by Irving Oil’s request to limit scope of NEB review for Energy East

In reaction to the news that Irving Oil is asking the National Energy Board not to conduct its own assessment of tanker traffic and downstream emission for the Energy East pipeline and marine export project, Matt Abbott, the Conservation Council’s … [Read more...]

Increased oil tanker traffic will impact fisheries

Saint John -- The Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper  Matt Abbott was quoted in a CBC article published on August 12, 2016 on the expected increase in tanker traffic in the Bay of Fundy if the National Energy Board approves Energy East pipeline … [Read more...]

Sensitive Marine Ecosystems Threatened by Energy East’s ‘Aquatic Pipeline’

New Report Shows Energy East Pipeline A Massive Threat to Atlantic Canada and U.S. Marine Resources Canadian Groups Call on Federal Government to Reject Pipelines, As New U.S.Led Campaign Calls for National Tar Sands Dilbit Tanker Ban July 26, … [Read more...]