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Environment minister David Heurtel on oil and gas development

Quebec's new Environment minister David Heurtel and his cabinet colleague outlined their plan for dealing with the many oil & gas issues in this province, from the Haldimand project in Gaspé to the shale gas lands in the St. Lawrence river valley. Susan puts some of those hard question Minister Heurtel about some of those issues. Listen here

Marine mammal experts concerned about Cacouna testing

cacouna_beluga_1000_300.jpgFor the past few weeks, environmental organizations and protestors have been sharing their concerns over testing being conducted by TransCanada in the Cacouna region. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says there's no need to worry about any impact on the belugas from the underwater work planned by Trans-Canada Pipeline near Cacouna. But marine mammal experts disagree. Robert Michaud from GREMM tells us why. Image left, combines information from GREMM, Parks Canada, DFO and Environment Canada. Close-up can be seen here.

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Energy East Pipeline plans moving forward

Last month, Trans-Canada Pipeline outlined its broad plan to bring Alberta oil to the east. It's the Energy East Pipeline project, a 12 billion dollar investment that the company says will result in economic benefits to the entire country.

It means extending a pipeline into Quebec, down the St. Lawrence River, and then over to Saint John, New Brunswick. The project has not been without controversy. We heard from STOPPP, a citizens' environmental group in Lévis, last week.

Philippe Cannon is the Energy East Pipeline project spokesperson with Trans-Canada Pipelines, and joined us in studio.
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