Public Meeting Tonight Against Proposed Pipeline

Ottawa, Ontario – July 15, 2013 – Ecology Ottawa will be holding a public forum on the TransCanada pipeline proposal in the Auditorium of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

TransCanada Corp plans to retrofit a natural gas pipeline into a pipeline that will carry 850,000 barrels of oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the East Coast of Canada through the south end of Ottawa and across the Rideau River.

Ecology Ottawa urges the public to reject the pipeline proposal. 1600 people have signed a petition demanding that our elected officials prevent dangerous tar sands oil from being shipped through the city of Ottawa. Over 100 people have already RSVPed to attend the meeting.

“Tar sands oil is far more dangerous to ship in pipelines than natural gas,” says Graham Saul, Director of Ecology Ottawa. “This proposed pipeline will create huge new risks while providing no new benefits for the City of Ottawa.”

“Residents are already very concerned about this pipeline. We’re calling for the public to join us in opposing the pipeline and the threat it would bring to the city,” says Ecology Ottawa Tar Sands Community Organizer Ben Powless.

The petition against the TransCanada proposal can be found here:

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