We’ve pushed TransCanada back one year – now we have to stop them forever

We pushed them back one year.

Thanks to all of our hard work, TransCanada was delayed an entire year in filing their application to the National Energy Board (NEB), which they finally did, today.

Their pipeline was rejected in small towns and cities across the country, forcing them to reconsider their route. When they tried to carry out drilling in endangered Beluga whale habitat in the St. Lawrence, citizens and the government intervened to stop them.

Now is our chance to fully arrest their intentions to build Canada’s largest oil pipeline, to transport tar sands crude right through the nation’s capital and the Rideau River to export terminals in Quebec and New Brunswick.

Click here to sign the petition telling our elected officials that we don’t want this pipeline to be built.

This pipeline not only represents a direct threat to the Mississippi, Rideau, and ultimately Ottawa River, where we get our drinking water, but its construction would allow for the reckless expansion of the Alberta tar sands, the biggest climate crime in our country.

Already, about 6,000 people have signed our petition to stop this pipeline. Over 1,000 people have come out to our protests and information sessions against the pipeline. We’ve managed to convince 90% of candidates in the recent municipal election to be prepared to oppose the pipeline.

But we still need more help getting the word out. Many people in Ottawa don’t yet realize this proposed pipeline threatens a lot of the work we’ve spent years building – from protecting the rivers, to preventing dangerous climate change.

Can you please share this message on Facebook or Twitter?

Once you and your friends have signed the petition, we’ll continue to share important dates and events with you – like how to officially register your opposition with the NEB, once that process opens.

We also need neighbourhood leaders to maintain constant pressure on their elected officials.

Sign up now to become a ward leader to get elected officials to oppose the pipeline.

Working together, we can build a people powered movement strong enough to stop this pipeline.

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Author:Ben Powless

Ben is currently working as the Tar Free 613 Community Organizer for Ecology Ottawa.

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One Comment on “We’ve pushed TransCanada back one year – now we have to stop them forever”

  1. November 11, 2014 at 5:01 am #

    This is a great first step. As you know out in BC we are facing a similar pressure for pipeline expansions. An easy to access link to the petition would be greatly appreciated – I will share and send to all of us out here in BC who are in this fight with all of you out east 1 million %!!

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