TORONTO, ON – Days after the Nexen oil spill, one of the worst pipeline spills in Canadian history, Environmental Defence and Toronto350.org are hosting a panel on the planned Energy East tar sands pipeline. TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline would be the largest tar sands pipeline in North America. Bigger than Keystone XL, this pipeline would put Canadian communities and waterways at risk.
In addition to featuring experts from three prominent environmental NGOs, this special event will feature Chief Fawn Wapioke, Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation (via video conferencing), to discuss the threats posed by Energy East.
WHAT:   Expert panel discussion on how the Energy East pipeline puts Canada’s climate and water at risk 
WHEN:   TODAY – Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. 
WHO:   
Chief Fawn Wapioke, Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation
Erin Flanagan, policy analyst, Pembina Institute
Ben Donato-Woodger, outreach director, Toronto350.org
Adam Scott, climate program manager, Environmental Defence 
WHERE:  University of Toronto, Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1101, 10 King’s College Road, Toronto, ON M5S 3G8
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
Tim Ehlich, Environmental Defence, 647-468-3641 (cell) tehlich@environmentaldefence.ca