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Sudbury chapter takes part in People’s Climate March

The Council of Canadians Sudbury chapter participated in The People’s Climate march in their community yesterday.

The outreach highlighted, “In September 2014, Sudbury participated in the largest climate march ever worldwide. We are back and want everyone to know Sudbury is still one of the many communities that is leading the world in tackling the climate crisis. Join us on April 29th at noon near the Bridge of Nations in downtown Sudbury. We can build a better world because of the climate crisis. It is forcing us to connect and not be selfish. Community is key and will save us in the end. We hope you will join us.”

And the Sudbury Star reported, “On Saturday, Sudburians will join activists around the world and march to create political will for real climate action, the creation of clean tech jobs and for what they call ‘climate justice’. The march in Sudbury is one of more than 300 happening internationally and is inspired by the historic People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington, D.C., on that same day.”

The Trudeau government’s climate record includes approvals of the:

  • Woodfibre LNG terminal = 0.81 million tonnes of carbon pollution a year

  • Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal = 11.8 to 14 million tonnes of emissions a year

  • TransCanada NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. fracked gas pipeline = 1.2 to 1.4 million tonnes of upstream emissions a year

  • Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline = 19 to 26 million tonnes of upstream emissions a year

  • Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline = 20 to 26 million tonnes of emissions a year

Despite the cumulative impacts of the 890,000 barrel per day Kinder Morgan pipeline and the 760,000 barrel per day Line 3 pipeline, the Liberals are not ruling out the 1.1 million barrel per day Energy East pipeline and back the 830,000 barrel per day TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline (recently approved by US President Donald Trump).

Last month, the Toronto Star reported this caution, “Environment Canada is projecting that, based on policies in place last November, the country was on pace to miss its reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, pumping out at least 30 per cent more than promised that year.”

Earlier this month, the Trudeau government announced it would delay by three years its plan to regulate cuts to methane emissions in the oil and gas sector. Andrew Read at the Pembina Institute estimates the delay will mean up to 55 million tonnes of methane will be released that otherwise would have been stopped.