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Premiers Reminded to talk about Energy East’s Climate Pollution

OTTAWA – While the nine premiers meet in Ottawa Friday, local Ottawa groups will challenge them on their failure to address TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline effects on climate change: what they are calling, the ‘elephant in the room.’ The controversial export pipeline would be the largest oil pipeline project in North America unleashing pollution equivalent to adding 7 million cars on the roads. Ontario and Quebec Premiers recently backtracked on commitments to evaluate these impacts following heavy lobbying, including from Albertan and New Brunswick Premiers.

Great photo op.

Date: January 30, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm

Place: Outside of the Delta Hotel, hosting the Premiers winter Council of the Federation meeting. 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, K1R 5T9 (map)

Who: The Council of Canadians, Ecology Ottawa, 350 Ottawa, Greenpeace Ottawa, Raging Grannies.

Contact: Sujata Dey, Council of Canadians 613-796-7724, sdey@canadians.org