INM: Take Action to Stop the Energy East Pipeline

10 04 2014

#ENERGYEAST   #STOPTHEBEAST  #WATERISSACRED

Check out some coverage of the action and photos here and here.

Last year, TransCanada announced their intention to build a 4,500 km pipeline from the tar sands in Alberta, already devastating many Indigenous communities, to New Brunswick, where communities like Elsipogtog had to fight to stop dangerous fracking last year.
A group of concerned Indigenous activists recently met in Winnipeg to discuss how Indigenous Peoples across Canada could work together to stop this pipeline (watch them on APTN here). This pipeline passes through major cities including Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Montreal, but also through the territory of over 150 Indigenous communities.

 

Mi’qmaq women took action against the #EnergyEast pipeline proposal and shut down the Maritime Energy Association meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 31, with the support of hundreds of young peoples who were converging for the  PowerShift Atlantic conference. Check out the photos here and read their press release here.

 

Eriel Deranger, a Dene activist from Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, will be touring Ontario in April, joined by Maude Barlow from the Council of Canadians and special guests in each town. They’ll be stopping in Kenora, Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kemptville, and Cornwall. Find out more information here.

 

Stephen Harper has said that he wants this pipeline to be approved. The Ontario government is still undecided and has called for province-wide consultations. If you live in or near Timmins, North Bay, Ottawa, or Cornwall/Akwesasne, you’ll have the chance to tell the Ontario government this pipeline shouldn’t be built. Click here to see locations and times for the hearings.

 

If you live in or near Ottawa, please also consider signing Ecology Ottawa’s petitionto tell the government to reject this pipeline.

Ben Powless

Community Organizer – Tar Sands Pipeline

Ecology Ottawa – 613-860-5353 –@EcologyOttawa –fb.me/EcologyOttawa

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