KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and long-time water warrior, plans to visit the Treaty Truckhouse and opponents of the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage Project to hear their story and to show solidarity with their struggle. Water protectors have been camped out at the Alton Gas gates to block the company from accessing its work site for almost five months, and are making preparations to stay throughout the fall and winter if necessary.
WHAT: A Council of Canadians delegation led by Maude Barlow will visit Stop Alton Gas Camp to express solidarity, while water protectors prepare the site for the fall. There will be an opportunity for photos and interviews.
WHO: Maude Barlow, Leo Broderick, Angela Giles, and Robin Tress, along with other Council of Canadians chapter activists in town for the Atlantic Regional Meeting
WHEN: Friday, October 13 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Follow google maps or more detailed directions below.
WHY: “Under no circumstances should the Alton Gas project be allowed to proceed given the dwindling carbon budget and the clear impacts on the Shubenacadie River,” says Barlow. “We will continue to stand with water protectors until we see this project stopped.”
For more information and to arrange interviews: Angela Giles, Atlantic Regional Organizer, Council of Canadians, 902.422.7811, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Take exit 11 off of Highway 102. From there, head East towards Stewiacke (if coming from Halifax, take a right at the end of the ramp) and turn left onto Highway 2 at the stop sign.
- Pass the ball diamond and turn left onto Fort Ellis Road/Riverside Road.
- You’ll cross over Highway 102 while driving on Riverside Road. The camp at the front gate is on your left – there is a trailer, a few tents, and Stop Alton Gas signs.