Toronto, Ontario – This afternoon at 1:30pm, various climate action and First Nations groups including Toronto350.org gathered outside the Four Seasons Hotel holding anti-pipeline banners for Enbridge’s annual general meeting.
In Toronto, Enbridge’s Line 9 has faced fierce opposition by environmentalists and first nations groups. Toronto City Council has passed several municipal resolutions including a request for more safety valves and an appeal to keep dilbit out of Line 9, which will run through Toronto. Line 9 is currently before the courts as the Chippewas of the Thames have launched a legal appeal against Enbridge for lack of consultation regarding Line 9.
Toronto350.org hopes to continue to raise awareness about the environmental risks of pipelines such as Line 9 and to join in solidarity with other local groups fighting against Line 9. The organization is concerned about the impact Line 9 will have on global warming by facilitating tar sands expansion and on the local environment should the pipeline spill toxic tar sands oil.
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