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Environmental justice activists successfully shut down Line 9 construction site in Toronto
December 3, 2013Toronto, Ontario. At 6am this morning, members of Rising Tide Toronto successfully shut down construction for Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline in North Toronto. Five people, including two priests, locked down to equipment to prevent further work on this project. Approximately 40 workers were sent home for the day and activists continue to occupy the construction site.
Enbridge's Line 9 reversal proposal has not yet been approved by the National Energy Board (NEB), but Enbridge is carrying out what they call maintenance work on the pipeline. Shortly after the NEB hearings, which heard unanimous opposition from First Nations and residents along the line, Enbridge said that they would idle the pipeline if their proposal was not accepted.
WHAT: Press conference on occupied construction site
WHERE: Pineway Blvd, 1km north of Finch
WHEN: 11am, December 3, 2013
More info: #LockDownLine9
For more information contact:
Member of Six Nations of Grand River
Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines
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