Stop Enbridge's Line 10!
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New fossil fuel infrastructure is directly opposed to the scientific consensus demanding rapid reductions in the burning of fossil fuels. The absolute minimum first step is to stop making the climate crisis worse. Stop the Enbridge Inc plan to install a new oil pipeline across 35 kilometres of rural Hamilton from Westover to Nebo roads. This is part of the company’s Line 10 export pipeline from Hamilton to New York. An old 12-inch pipe is being replaced by a new 20-inch pipe, effectively tripling the capacity. It crosses 23 wetlands and 69 watercourses. About 11 kilometres are being re-routed around golf courses and across farmland to save Enbridge money.
We need to hold our leaders accountable for their plans and ideas to expand fossil fuel infrastructure. In November of 2016 the Federal Government of Canada ratified its agreement with the world, to aggressively reduce it's dependence on fossil fuels. Now, not only have they broken that promise, but they've also agreed to expand a handful of fossil fuel projects that are carbon intensive. Do we want leaders that say one thing and do the opposite? We didn't think so.
If there is not a strong opposition to this pipeline, the project will be green-lighted and more bitumen sludge will be coming through our city. We need to show clear support in abandoning this project, or at least, commit to reforming the NEB as promised, and re-evaluate the environmental impacts properly, consult with shareholders (specifically indigenous peoples) properly, and engage with the public transparently in regards to these toxic projects. Enbridge wants to begin construction as early as the fall of 2017, and having bitumen flowing through in 2018. Please support our initiative and tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the National Energy Board that Line 10 must be stopped.
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