Toronto, ON – The photo exhibit, Exposing Energy East: people and places at risk by TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline plan, turns the lens on exquisite Canadian landscapes threatened by Energy East – the largest proposed tar sands pipeline in the world. The exhibit, which opens in Toronto this week, also highlights the concerns of Canadians, from farmers to fishermen, who live along the mega-pipeline’s proposed route.
If approved, Energy East would carry up to 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil a day, from Alberta, through the Prairies and Ontario to Quebec and New Brunswick. Up to 90 per cent of the pipeline’s oil would be exported unrefined.
“Energy East has enormous risks for Canadians, communities and our shared environment. A tar sands oil spill along the pipeline’s route would devastate Canadian wildlife, wetlands, forests and water,” says Environmental Defence’s Adam Scott. “This exhibit is a chance to see for yourself the Canadian landscapes Energy East threatens and hear from people, along the pipeline’s route, who are worried about the impact a tar sands oil spill could have on their communities, livelihoods and environment.”  
The exhibit features the work of two notable photographers, Garth Lenz and Robert van Waarden. Both have published work in esteemed outlets like National Geographic and been exhibited internationally.
What: Photo exhibit highlighting the risks of the Energy East pipeline plan
Where: The Richmond, 477 Richmond St W, Suite 104, Toronto
When:

Thursday October 30st at 4:30 pm sharp – Media are invited to a sneak peek of the exhibit.
Thursday October 30st at 6 pm – Exhibit Launch – Media are welcome to attend the private launch.
Saturday, November 1 at 2 pm – Artist Talk – Photographer Robert van Waarden will discuss his work in the context of how art can contribute to social change.
October 31 – November 5 – Exhibit is open to the public (Weekend hours: 11 am – 4 pm; Weekday hours: 2 pm – 7 pm)

For information about the exhibit, visit www.exposingenergyeast.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 media requests, please contact:
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext 258; 416-570-2878 (cell) ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca