Canadian Author Donates Prize Money To Fight Tar Sands Pipeline, Inspires Outpouring Of Cash

Posted by Mike Confino, December 1, 2014

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The North American anti-pipeline movement just received a significant injection of financial and psychological energy, and it started with a book award. On Sunday, 24-year-old Quebecois activist and author Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois donated a CA$25,000, or just over $22,000, literary prize to an anti-pipeline citizen’s group. The group is part of a consortium fighting the controversial Energy East pipeline project that would bring oil from the tar sands in Canada’s western provinces nearly 3,000 miles to ports and refineries in the east. It would be owned and operated by TransCanada, the same company overseeing the Keystone XL project.

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