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To: Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

Ontario - It's Time To Phase Out Gas Plants!

Ontario - It's Time To Phase Out Gas Plants!

In the middle of a climate emergency there's no excuse for burning fossil fuels for electricity. Ontario can keep its lights on without fossil fuels by investing in conservation, water power from Quebec, and made-in-Ontario renewables!

Why is this important?

The Ford Government wants to ramp up the greenhouse gas pollution from Ontario’s gas-fired power plants by more than 300% by 2025. (1)

To help fuel this massive increase in fossil fuel electricity and climate threatening pollution, Enbridge wants to import fracked gas from Pennsylvania by building a large pipeline in Hamilton – a pipeline that would degrade a provincially significant wetland and raise our gas rates by $120 million. (2)

If Doug Ford, Enbridge and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) get their way, Ontario will not be able to meet its 2030 Climate Target. We must not let this happen!

1- https://www.cleanairalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/GAS_REPORT_FINAL_WEB_R.pdf
2- https://www.cleanairalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Enbridge%E2%80%99s-Hamilton-Pipeline_Final_3.pdf

44 groups - and growing - are part of this campaign!

AWARE Simcoe
Braden Homes Ltd.
BurlingtonGreen
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
Canadian Climate Challenge
Canadian Environmental Law Association
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada
Citizens Environment Alliance of Southwestern Ontario
Clean Air Partnership
ClimateFast
Creating Healthy & Sustainable Environments
David Suzuki Foundation
Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, Social Action Committee
Ecology Ottawa
eMERGE Guelph Sustainability
Environmental Defence
Environment Hamilton
Folkes Construction Inc
Fridays for Future
Grassshopper Energy
Green 13
Green Party of Ontario
Hamilton 350
Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Office of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul
Kairos
Leadnow
Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Creation Care of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.
MobilizeTO
Mount Dennis ecoNeighbourhood Initiative
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Oxford Community Energy Co-operative
Prevent Cancer Now
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health
SolarShare
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
The Council of Canadians
The Leap
The Roots Collaborative
Toronto Environmental Alliance
Toronto 350
Trinity St. Paul's United Church - Climate Justice Group
Wilderness Committee
Women’s Healthy Environments Network

Updates

2020-09-30 13:14:47 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-08-29 04:27:38 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-08-27 16:17:01 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-08-27 08:24:12 -0400

10 signatures reached