Toronto, ON – Sarah Harmer, Gord Downie & The Sadies, Hayden and Minotaurs will play at Rock the Line – a free concert on Sunday October 6 at 2 p.m. at Mel Lastman Square to raise awareness about Enbridge’s risky Line 9 pipeline plan.
Line 9 is a 38-year-old pipeline that runs across Southern Ontario. In Toronto, it runs along the Finch corridor. Enbridge wants to reverse the pipeline’s flow, increase capacity and pump a more dangerous substance (tar sands bitumen) at high pressure through the line, which was not designed for this purpose.
Pipeline experts who have reviewed the plan say pipeline ruptures are a real risk and pose a significant threat to Lake Ontario’s drinking water intakes. Line 9 crosses every river that flows into Lake Ontario on the Canadian side. The pipeline crosses all Greater Toronto Area rivers, including the Rouge River.
Rock the Line is hosted by Environmental Defence and Sarah Harmer. Both will be intervenors at Line 9’s National Energy Board hearings, which begin next week.
Environmental Defence is asking Ontario for a full environmental assessment of this risky project.
What: Rock the Line
A free concert to raise awareness about the risks of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline plan.
Who: Sarah Harmer, Gord Downie & The Sadies, Hayden and Minotaurs, Environmental Defence and concerned community members.
When: Sunday October 6 at 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
For more information about Rock the Line: www.RocktheLine.ca
For more information about Line 9: www.NoLine9.ca
About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (www.environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext. 258; 416-570-2878 (cell) ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca