We’ve opened a new front in the fight against Enbridge’s fracked gas pipeline across rural Hamilton and the Beverly Swamp. The company’s main justification for this new pipe is to feed a plan by the Doug Ford government to greatly expand Ontario’s gas-fired electricity generation. That would push up greenhouse gas emissions by 300% by 2024.
Hamilton 350 Committee and 28 other provincial and national organizations are opposing Ford’s plans by pushing for a complete phase-out of gas-fired electricity in Ontario.
On Tuesday, July 28th, Hamilton 350 along with guests from Ontario Clean Air Alliance hosted a teach-in to explain and discuss this crucial campaign in the hopes of engaging people who want a fossil-free electricity supply in Ontario. Key pieces of the event included stopping the fracked gas pipeline across Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA) of rural Hamilton, and phasing out the use of natural gas to generate electricity by no later than 2030. To advance that goal, we want residents to press provincial politicians - party leaders and local MPPs - plus municipal councils to publicly support the phase out.
And, wow, we have to say, the show of support, those who came out, those who shared this event with your community, those who took the time to and space to learn how we can mobilize against this, seasoned activists, environmental experts, as well as a brave handful of young and concerned individuals who wish to help - we thank you! We thank all of you.
Now, let’s do this.
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