Saturday, July 4, 11:00 AM Beside Town Hall285 St George StAnnapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1K0, CanadaAttending: 10
On July 4th, people in Annapolis Royal and beyond, as well as many cities across Canada - under the 350.org banner "We are Greater than the Tar Sands" and with the Council of Canadians - will be rallying for the clean, just, and sustainable future that is our right as Canadians.
Join us in Annapolis Royal to rally against the Energy East pipeline at 11:00 on Saturday, July 4th. Meet at the town parking lot opposite Bistro East (and beside the Town Hall). We'll walk to the Farmer's Market, then up to the lights at St. George St. and Prince Albert Rd. (Hwy#1). There will be a table in front of Lucky Rabbit Pottery in the market. To help, or if you've any questions you may RSVP here.
The Harper government's total support of the proposed Energy East Pipeline puts this at risk. This pipeline would daily bring 1.1 million barrels of diluted tar sands bitumen (Dilbit)) from Alberta to St. John, NB, and most of this would be loaded on supertankers and sent through the Bay of Fundy to foreign ports for refining.
Before such a pipeline could be considered, many environmental laws were altered or removed by this government to protect potential polluters. This pipeline would facilitate a 40% increase in tar sands production and would lead to over 30 million additional tonnes of climate pollution annually. The additional supertanker traffic in the Bay of Fundy would increase the chance of an "Exxon-Valdez"- type oil spill as well as Right Whale strikes.
For more information visit http://canadians.org/energyeast and to join the event please RSVP on this page.