Exposing Energy East: People and Places at Risk by TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline Proposal

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00pm

Gallery: The Richmond, 477 Richmond St. W

Photographer Robert van Waarden will discuss his work in Exposing Energy East, in the context of how art can bring about social change. For details about the talk, click here.

Photographers: Garth Lenz (landscapes) and Robert van Waarden (portraits). Both have published work in esteemed outlets like National Geographic and been exhibited internationally from London to New York.

October 31- November 5, 2014

This exhibit brings together photographs of people and places threatened by Energy East – the largest proposed tar sands pipeline in the world.

From wetlands to whales, forests to fish, lakes to rivers, the Energy East pipeline plan threatens some of Canada’s most pristine wilderness and wildlife. This exhibit turns the lens on the exquisite landscapes put at risk by the pipeline, and it shines the light on the concerns of people, from farmers to fishermen, who live along the pipeline’s proposed route. 

If approved, TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline would ship tar sands oil 4,600 km across Canada for export unrefined. The pipeline would run from Alberta through the Prairies and Ontario to Quebec and New Brunswick.

A tar sands oil spill from the pipeline would devastate our climate, natural areas, wildlife and the water of millions of Canadians. It would also damage local economies and communities, especially those that rely on farming, fishing and tourism.

For artist bios, click here.


 

GALLERY: The Richmond
477 Richmond St W, Toronto

Gallery hours:
Weekend hours: 11 am – 4 pm
Weekday hours: 2 pm – 7 pm

For information: events@environmentaldefence.ca

For information about Energy East, click here.