Media advisory:  Photo exhibit on Energy East pipeline’s risks launches today, the same day TransCanada to file application with the NEB; Media sneak peek for Toronto photo exhibit today at 4:30 pm
Toronto, ON – Today, the same day TransCanada is expected to file an application for its Energy East mega-pipeline project with the National Energy Board, a new photo exhibit launches in Toronto that highlights Energy East’s risks to ecosystems and communities.
Exposing Energy East: people and places at risk by TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline plan features photographs of Canadian landscapes threatened by Energy East and highlights the concerns of Canadians who live along the pipeline’s proposed route. If built, Energy East would be the largest tar sands pipeline in the world – bigger than Keystone XL.
“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 notable photographers, Garth Lenz and Robert van Waarden. Both have published work in outlets like National Geographic and been exhibited internationally.
What: Photography exhibit highlights the risks of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline plan
Where: The Richmond, 477 Richmond St W, Suite 104, Toronto
When:

        Today at 4:30 pm sharp – Media are invited to a sneak peek of the exhibit.
        Today at 6 pm – Exhibit Launch – Media are welcome to attend.
        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.
        The exhibit is open to the public, October 31 – November 5 (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 interview requests, please contact:
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext 258; 416-570-2878 (cell) ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca