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HALIFAX The Halifax based Ecology Action Centre is applauding the demise of the Energy East Pipeline that would have carried 1.1 million barrels of Alberta crude oil a day to New Brunswick.
While the New Brunswick government is disappointed by the news, local environmental groups say that residents should be relieved.
The EAC was one of a number of groups who took the Halifax central library yesterday on Spring Garden Rd. to celebrate the decision from TransCanada to not move forward with the $15.7 billion dollar pipeline.
Celebrations even including cutting some cake as energy campaign coordinator with the ecology action centre Stephen Thomas tells Global News it been a long time coming.
is a huge victory, and this victory belongs to indigenous folks, to front line people who have been fighting this pipeline for more than five years, said Thomas. was the largest ever proposed in Canada, and communities from Alberta to Saint John came together and they won. communities in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia along the Bay of Fundy have opposed the pipeline and a proposed 300 per cent increase in crude oil tankers that would come with the project.