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posted by Natascia Lypny on Jul 31, 2012 - View profile


Tankers vs. Tank Tops BBQ

Learn Firsthand About the Enbridge Pipeline from Activist Greer Kaiser

- 8:30pm
Tuesday August 7 2012

Venue: Ecology Action Centre
Address: 2705 Fern Lane
Cost: Free


The debate about the Enbridge pipeline has become central to Canada's dialogue on energy, climate change and human rights. If you are against it, according to some Conservatives, you are “against Canada”. BC Premier Christy Clark recently announced that BC needs to be compensated, and then she will allow tar sands oil to be pumped across the last intact temperate rainforest and shipped from the (currently tanker-free) BC Coast. According to BC's Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, the pipeline is “not about the money, it’s about the environment, stupid,” and he calls on Canadians to join together opposing it.

In Atlantic Canada, we are fighting fracking and trying to stop oil and gas in fragile marine ecosystems like the Gulf of St. Lawrence - while promoting local renewable energy sources, sustainable transportation and trying to protect marine and coastal ecosystems and coastal communities. But what does it mean to be living on the land where the Enbridge pipeline could be built? Why does this issue matter to all Canadians? And what are our leaders doing about the issue?

Please break out your finest tank top and join us for veggie and non-veggie BBQ to talk with someone who lives in the path of the proposed pipeline, activist Greer Kaiser. There will be a prize for the most creative tankers versus tank top get up!

SPONSORS: Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Chapter, Ecology Action Centre, and the Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition

Organizer:Gretchen Fitzgerald - gretchenf@sierraclub.ca, 902-444-3113

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