No Tar Sands Pipeline!
Written by Denise Deby.
A few weeks ago, Ottawa had a visit from a Nobel Peace laureate. Jody Williams, who with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban antipersonnel landmines, was here to talk about climate change, tar sands oil and the proposed Energy East pipeline through Ottawa.
Her message: The environmental, social and health effects of tar sands development and associated pipelines are unacceptable, and it’s up to us to do something about it.
Jody Williams was in Ottawa to launch the report of a delegation of women she led to the Alberta oil sands and the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route through B.C. Organized by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which she chairs, the delegation met with women and communities as well as government and industry representatives.
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