It’s official: Trans Canada has confirmed the cancellation of its plans for a pipeline port terminal in Cacouna, Quebec. The decision is largely due to protest and concerns over potential impacts to endangered beluga whale species in the area. Earlier this year, the Canadian company suspended construction of the facility, due to concerns over the belugas. With this move, the company has abandoned the project altogether. Trans Canada president and CEO Russ Girling told CBC that the company is trying to strike a balance between minimizing environmental impacts and building the Energy East pipeline that would transport crude oil from the Alberta tar sands to ports on Canada’s east coast.
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