Emergency Response this week -- NEB decision on Line 9
Friday March 7, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Queen’s Park -- College Avenue and University Avenue
The Call Out:
Fwd: The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that they will make their decision this Thursday afternoon at 4:30 EST. As the NEB has approved 99.9% of all tar sands related projects, we expect their decision to be a rubber stamp.
So, a coalition of groups in Toronto will be calling for an emergency response outside Queen's Park to react to the NEB's announcement. When our voices are muted by government, the streets become our megaphone!
There, we will demand action from the Province by pushing for an environmental assessment and discuss next steps to stopping Enbridge's proposal.
When Rising Tide participated in the NEB hearings for the Line 9 reversal proposal last October, we didn't think that we could be more opposed to this project.
However, through the hearing process we heard from researchers, scientists, government officials, First Nations representatives, ordinary people living along the route and the information that they shared shocked us.
The powerful information we heard during the course of the hearings compelled us to compile these arguments and facts into a report, so that this information could be more accessible to anyone with an interest in this project.
Working alongside groups in our Toronto coalition, we produced this report and have been sharing it with City Councillors, MPPs, MPs and people along the route. We are still looking for organizations to endorse the report and are raising funds to print copies to share.
For more information on Enbridge Line 9, please see: Wanted: Environmental assessment on Enbridge's Line 9
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