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Can we draw a line in the tar sands?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:00pm

Location

Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium
789 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 40' 18.4512" N, 79° 23' 12.5268" W

Drawing on the recent book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice this talk will explore how Tar sands "development" comes with enormous environmental and human costs. Co-editor Stephen D’Arcy will be on hand to discuss the book. The book features contributions from Winona LaDuke, Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Harsha Walia, Jeremy Brecher, Crystal Lameman, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Yves Engler, Cherri Foytlin, Macdonald Stainsby, Yudith Nieto, Greg Albo, Brian Tokar, Jesse Cardinal, Rex Weyler, Jess Worth, and many more.

 

 

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Despite NEB approval of Line 9, opposition continues

Photo: Dave Vasey

The Line 9 campaign in Southern Ontario has been a movement that has used civil disobedience, education, and grassroots organizing to oppose tar sands expansion. On March 6, 2014 the National Energy Board approved the Line 9B Reversal project by Enbridge. By this December, Enbridge plans to have Line 9 flow up to 300,000 barrels per day of Bakken shale oil and tar sands crude from Sarnia to Montreal. The line runs in close proximity to over 9.1 million people including 99 cities/towns, and 18 First Nation communities.

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Length: 28:51 minutes (26.41 MB)

Provincial candidates commit to environmental assessment on Line 9

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A coalition of grassroots groups have received confirmation from 67 provincial candidates in Ontario that, if elected, they would conduct an environmental assessment (EA) on the controversial Line 9 pipeline that runs through Southern Ontario.

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