Windsor frackdown – October 11th

Join us as we Frack next to the Detroit river on October 11th in Windsor, Ontario.

We will start Fracking at 2:00 pm at the foot of Ouellette Avenue in Dieppe Park.

Wear work clothes (coveralls if you have some and a hard hat) as we may strike oil or natural gas.
Also be prepared for an oil spill or escaping methane.

Don’t ask about the chemicals we will be using as it is none of your business.

If you wish to try and protect the water of the river and ground water bring protest signs.

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Has fracking been approved in Ontario? Contact the government to find out

If you would like to know whether or not fracking has begun in Ontario, we encourage you to contact the following ministries, which regulate gas extraction in the province –

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change can be e-mailed by selecting the “contact us” button on this page, and they can be contacted by phone at 1-800-565-4923 (or 416-325-4000).

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry can be e-mailed by clicking the “contact us” button on this page, and they can be contacted by phone at 1-800-667-1940.

Please contact these ministries to ask them whether a fracking project has been approved in Ontario.  And please encourage others to do the same.

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Join the global frackdown on October 11th!

The frackdown is a global day of action against fracking. This year’s frackdown is on October 11th!

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This day of action is an opportunity for us to build more momentum against the threat of fracking in Ontario.  Everyone is encouraged to host local events around October 11th (if not on that day).

Sign up to host a local event. 

All of the registered events are shown here, and any Ontario events will be listed on this Stop Fracking web site as well. We also can post copies of any photos you may have.

If you are looking for help with preparing Ontario-specific flyers or presentation materials, please send an e-mail.

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Anti-fracking workshops at the People’s Social Forum in Ottawa

The People’s Social Forum will be held in Ottawa between August 21-24 at The University of Ottawa (75 Laurier Ave). There will be anti-fracking workshops on Thursday and Saturday.

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Thursday, August 21, 10:45am, Room MRT 218
Fractivism: How to ban fracking in your community
From coast to coast, communities are organizing to protect their drinking water, climate and health from fracking. Fracking uses millions of litres of water and thousands of litres of unknown chemicals to extract natural gas and oil from shale rock and coal seams. Join this interactive workshop to share and learn about effective strategies to fight fracking.
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Saturday, August 23, 2:45pm, Room FTX 133
Fracking in Ontario? Industry threats and community responses
A presentation and discussion about the threat of fracking in Ontario, and what we can do to stop it from happening. This workshop will provide information about fracking impacts, and the recent situation in Ontario. The workshop also will include a discussion about how we can continue to build an anti-fracking movement in Ontario.
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Check out the full People’s Social Forum program for more workshops and events.

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Fracking in Ontario? A workshop at the People’s Social Forum

Fracking in Ontario? Industry threats and community responses

WHERE – University of Ottawa (75 Laurier Ave.), Room FTX 133
WHEN – Saturday, August 23rd, 2:30-4:00pm

A presentation and discussion about the threat of fracking in Ontario, and what we can do to stop it from happening.

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This workshop will provide information about fracking impacts, and the recent situation in Ontario.

We will talk about questions such as…
Which companies would profit from fracking around our water sources? What has been done to try to stop them?

No background knowledge will be assumed, but anyone who comes to the workshop with information to share will be encouraged to do so.

The workshop also will include a discussion about how we can continue to build an anti-fracking movement in Ontario.

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CALL OUT: DAM LINE 9 CONSTRUCTION BLOCKADE

Deshkaan Ziibing, Anishinabek Territory— As this statement is being released, individuals from affected communities throughout south-western Ontario have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. Activists stopped the work around 7am this morning, asserting that Line 9 poses a danger to people, animals, land, and water.

Those involved in this blockade intend to stop construction on the site indefinitely.

This is a call out for:

Folks to come join us!

We are located on Oxford County Rd 5 (aka 17th Line) in Innerkip, ON (near Woodstock) between Township Rd 10 and Township Rd 9 (aka Braemar Side Road). Come join us, whether just for a few hours or for a few days. We’ll try to arrange rides from surrounding cities, so get in touch with us onsite at 647-636-3838 if you want to come.

Solidarity actions!

Act up with us! This issue needs attention in as many communities as possible. Drop a banner, march somewhere, host a rally…If you can’t come join us in person, raise your voices with us from afar.

Supplies!

To coordinate with those onsite, call Sarah 226 678 8903. We welcome any donations of food, water, camping supplies, money, or whatever you think would be useful.

This site is currently undergoing a valve installation 500m from the Antler River (so-called Thames), yet this construction will not add any protection against a leak of toxic diluted bitumen into this important water source. Line 9 is the same age and design as the Enbridge pipeline which caused the largest in-land oil spill in American history. Enbridge has identified more than 12,000 flaws in Line 9’s structure, and the line has already leaked at least 35 times in less than 40 years.

Visit either of these pages for updates –
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dam-Line-9/275937225944648
http://damline9.tumblr.com

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Communities should send clear ‘no fracking’ message

An editorial for the Manitoulin Expositor

Manitoulin Island has gone through—is still going through, in fact—the divisive social fallout related to the McLean’s Mountain wind farm to the extent that an outspoken Manitoulin professional must answer to some complaints before a disciplinary committee of his peers.

The point is, people take these kind of changes, that some feel have been thrust upon the community, very seriously to the extent that some families have been divided on the issue, possibly irreparably.

Since The Expositor introduced the possibility of shale gas extraction, a process commonly called fracking, on Manitoulin, no-one has come forward to say that Manitoulin Island and its known deep-rock natural gas reserves are not on the radar for exploration by businesses bent on wresting every last litre of this form of energy from wherever it’s hidden.

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