“For all of our sakes, Kinder Morgan, Line 3, Line 10 and Keystone XL (tar sand pipelines) must face the same fate.” – Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson, Council of Canadians
Posted October 5th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
The Council of Canadians is celebrating the cancellation of the Energy East pipeline project and is available for comment.
“The end of Energy East shows that extreme energy projects are part of our past not our future,” says Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson with the Council of Canadians. “For all of our sakes, Kinder Morgan, Line 3, Line 10 and Keystone XL must face the same fate.”
The Council has been organizing to stop Energy East since the first day it was announced. The opposition of communities and organizations has played a decisive role in halting the controversial project.
An Afterword from Doug Draper, environment writer/publisher, Niagara At Large –
The cancellation of the Energy East pipeline is one more sign that the writing is in the sky for dirty oil in Canada and all over the world, despite any and all efforts by knuckle-dragging climate deniers like Donald Trump and a majority in the caucus of Canada’s Conservative Party to drag us back to coal and tar mining, ‘drill baby drill’ days of the last century.
Keep a close eye on the business pages of major newspapers and magazines in Canada and the United States, and you learn that even countries like China and India – long vilified as major sources of climate altering pollutants – are moving rapidly forward with solar, wind and other green energy technologies that will make them the leading energy powers (and, therefore, leading financial and industrial powers) on the planet by the middle of this century.
Older Canadians and Americans may not care as much as younger ones do because those of us over the age of 60 may not be around, but imagine what economic and environmental hardships younger generations will face if our countries can’t find the vision and will to be green energy leaders?
So rather than react the way federal Tories and their corporate masters in the petro-chemical industry are today, with prophecies of doom for Canada, let’s join Maude Barlow and the Council of Canadians in celebrating the death of this tar sands pipe project as another opportunity to choose a greener path to a healthier, more prosperous present and future generations of people on this continent.
To find out more about the Council of Canadians and the advocacy work of this nation-wide network of citizens, click on – https://canadians.org/ .
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