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St. Matthews Church, 729 St. Clair Ave. West
Lately we in GN 21 have been talking a lot about fighting climate change – now here’s a chance to do something.
Recently the National Energy Board invited citizens to apply for an opportunity to comment about Enbridge’s proposed Energy East Pipeline, which will carry dirty, carbon-intensive Tar Sands crude across Canada and into world markets. From a climate standpoint, the pipeline poses a threat greater than Keystone XL – in fact worse than adding 7 million new cars on the road. But here’s the real shocker: the NEB won’t accept submissions that address the pipeline’s climate impact!
How to respond to this bias? The best way may be to challenge the legitimacy of the whole process. This is just the aim of People’s Climate Intervention, co-sponsored by a number of organizations including Greenpeace, TO 350 -- and now Green Neighbours 21. The idea is to expose the hollowness of the hearings in their current form by launching a massive wave of applications pointing out the dangers that this pipeline holds for our climate.
Our part in the Intervention will be modest – an “application party” to be held on Tuesday evening, February 17, 7 pm in St. Matthews Church, 729 St. Clair Ave. West. This will be your chance to join friends in the neighbourhood as we say a collective “no” to the banning of climate from a major public decision. We’ll have some nice refreshments on hand and someone from TO 350 to guide us through the process. We’re not quite sure how long it will take, but if all goes smoothly, it should be less than an hour. Please bring your laptop, since we’ll be submitting applications directly to the NEB’s website. If you don’t have one, don’t worry – we’ll have extras there just in case.
Are you in? To join the party and receive further information, please RSVP here. Hope to see you.