Andrea Harden-Donahue's blog
Content / trigger warning. Darrel Posterski, Michael Joyce, Dallas Gagnon, John Roberts, Josh Casey: These are names on the Facebook profiles that sent me misogynistic and violent messages over a span of a few days.
Today is a good day. We stopped Energy East. Some are trying to make this about partisan fighting
or suggesting it was a simple market decision. In no small irony this is happening at the same time as the costs of climate chaos in extreme weather events is dominated the news.
The fact is, the death of Energy East has been written on the wall for a while now.
Be it the threats to tar sands expansion and the transport of diluted bitumen, drinking water contamination, violation of Indigenous rights or TransCanada’s poor spill record, Energy East was facing a wall of opposition and had no chance of proceeding.
With NAFTA negotiations starting in Ottawa today, my mind is on the interconnections between climate, social and trade justice.
I first heard the expression “from NIMBY (not in my back yard) to NOPE (not on planet earth)” from Ben Gotschall, a rancher and Energy Director with Bold Nebraska.
Well over 300 Ottawa Centre residents packed a room last night to participate in Environment and Climate Minister Catherine McKenna's climate change consultation. The public townhall is part of new initiative launched by the federal government encouraging people to 'have our say' on climate change.
This morning Prime Minister Trudeau and Liberal Cabinet members received an open letter endorsed by over 40 Canadian organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people, calling on them to reject the pressure to champion tar sands, or oil sands, pipelines.
Sales pitch for a 1.1 million barrel per day pipeline on Earth Day? Whose brilliant idea was that.
Today, on Earth Day, The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce invited TransCanada’s Stefan Baranski (Ontario Director) to deliver a speech called “Energy East: New Jobs, Investment and Growth for Ontario.” It’s part of the organization’s regular Eggs ‘N Icons breakfast series.