People's Climate Intervention: Energy East Application Party!
24 Feb 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:15pm
Annette Library, 145 Annette St.
Room 2, Basement
People’s Climate Intervention — Energy East Application Party!
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Library, 145 Annette Street, Basement, Room 2
Organized by: Green 13
From February 3rd to March 3rd, the National Energy Board has 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. Energy East will move 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil a day. 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, Toronto 350, Green Neighbours 21, — and now Green 13. 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.
We need to make Energy East a climate test for Canadian leaders the way Keystone XL has become the climate test for President Obama. We need you to stand up and join us in fixing our broken regulatory process.
Our part in the intervention will be modest - an “application party” to be held Tuesday, February 24th, 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm, at Annette Library, 145 Annette St., downstairs in Room 2. This will be your chance to join friends and neighbours as we say a collective “no” to the banning of climate from a major public decision. We’ll have light refreshments on hand, and someone from Toronto 350 to guide us through the process. We’ll have text ready, so you can apply to the NEB quickly (copy and pasting). It should take less than an hour.
Please bring you laptop, since we’ll be submitting applications directly to NEB’s website. If you don’t have a laptop, 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 Tuesday, February 24th.
If you are unable to attend this February 24th People’s Climate Intervention Application Party, check http://www.toronto350.org to attend another application party or to apply online.