Before Christmas, pro-pipeline protesters gathered in Alberta, worried about their jobs and their families. The week before, I was at a protest in Toronto opposing a pipeline in British Columbia, because I’m worried about the climate and my family (especially my 4-year-old child). Both pro and anti-pipeline protests have continued into 2019. Recently, the urgency of these protests seems to have slowed down a little bit -- perhaps because of a slight uptick in the price of oil on international markets, something that is actually pretty much beyond the control of the Canadian government.
In August 2018, when the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that the review of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) fell short and overturned its approval, many of us felt an upsurge of hope. The National Energy Board (NEB) had a do-over - another chance to apply a thorough climate test, spare the Southern Resident Orcas greater existential stress, and protect the coast from the heightened chance of a bitumen spill. Canada also had another opportunity to honestly consult and seek consent from the First Nations who’s lives and lands the TMX impacts.Read more
On April 14th, Canada's premiers will meet in Quebec to strike a deal on a cross-Canada Energy Strategy -- and the current plan would fast-track dangerous tar sands expansion pipelines like Energy East.
We need to tell Canada's premiers that climate leadership and tar sands expansion don't mix.
Canada can't lead on climate and dig up the tar sands. Big Oil is already planning at least five tar sands export pipelines, including the massive Energy East project, and if they get their way they'll dig up enough dirty tar sands oil to blow away Canada's climate goals.
Sign this petition to stop the fast-tracked pipeline deal, and we'll deliver it to their meeting in April.
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So, you’re wondering what these “Energy East Application Parties” are all about? Well, we’ve got the answers for you below – along with five reasons why we hope that you’ll get involved today. Fill out our form to take the pledge to either host an Energy East Application Party with your climate-conscious friends, or join us at one of our events taking place between February 3 – March 3.Read more