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Ontario Gas Update for Allies

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Aug 5th, 2023
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Hello everyone. Things are heating up on the gas front. Good job!

Please see long list of events, news articles and more below.

– How Ontario Cities Can Quit Gas – Thur. July 27, noon ET – Join local environmental organizations from across Ontario as we explore how municipalities can quit gas and respond to the provincial government’s energy plans. Register here.

– We held a townhall on July 12: Say NO to the expansion of the Portlands Gas Plant on Toronto’s Waterfront. 100 people came in person and another 130 watched the livestream. If you missed or want to watch it, here is the recording. Watch City TV’s coverage of the townhall here.

– Only the feds can stop Ontario’s gas madness Op Ed by Ontario Clean Air Alliance in the National Observer

– Ford government’s electricity plan takes wrong approach – OCAA’s op ed in the Windsor Star. Ontario is essentially hell bent on re-creating a ’68 Oldsmobile power system in a Tesla age.

– Expanding Portlands gas plant in East Toronto will only add to climate crisis Op Ed by OCAA in Beach Metro Community News

– Gas Carries the Same Climate Clout as Coal, Study Shows, as Ontario Plans New Gas Plants

– Ford Government Continues to Neglect Its Climate Responsibilities with Gas Plant Expansions See Page 7

– ‘Climate lunacy’: Upgrades slated for gas plant near Newmarket ‘It makes absolutely no sense to expand the size of the King Township plant, when we (have) much cleaner and lower-cost options to keep our lights on,’ says advocacy group, but energy operators say natural gas upgrades needed to maintain power grid

– ‘Higher prices and a hotter world’: New peaker plant proposed for Niagara, critics say it’s not needed – Toronto Star

– ‘We cannot afford to burn more gas!’ Letter to the editor of Thorold Today.

– Interview on CKTV610 on the Thorold gas expansion

– Environmental groups worried about Thorold gas plant expansion

– International Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels Sept. 17, 2023 – Let’s plan events!

– We’ve done questionairres with Scarborough-Guildwood and Kanata-Carlton byelection candidates – the NDP, Liberal and Green Party candidates all say NO to more gas.

– We’re calling on the feds to enact strong Clean Electricity Regulations that will put a stop Ontario’s climate-destructive gas plan. Send your message to Federal Environment Minister Guilbeault here.

– See our Portlands gas leaflet here. They’re designed to hang outside mailboxes, and they’re free. Please order them here – leaflet your street, neighbourhood, local café etc. I’ll mail them to you.

– A Toronto Portlands group is meeting regularly online – if interested, drop me a line.

– Here are some social media posts you can share:

Facebook post and Facebook post

Tweet and Tweet and Tweet

Instagram post and Instagram post

Keep up the great work everyone!

-Angela Bischoff

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