I am currently in New Brunswick turning my lens once again on the Energy East pipeline. With the decision by TransCanada to not pursue the deep sea port in Cacouna, Quebec, all eyes are now turned on the Bay of Fundy. With the support of the Council of Canadians and 350.org, I have the opportunity to capture some stories of the individuals and communities that would be impacted at the End of the Line.
At the heart of this issue in New Brunswick is the community of Red Head. Around 1500 people call the scenic Red Head home. Located within the city limits of Saint John, this community would be ground zero for the tank farm. The oil and bitumen would be stored here before it is loaded onto tankers for export.
New Brunswick is largely considered a captured province with the corporate influence of Irving dominating the politics, media and social life. However, the residents of Red Head are starting to organize against the pipeline. This is the story I find fascinating and I will share more soon.