BIG WIN FOR POW & ALLIES
When the leadership team from our Montreal chapter first tabled the idea of building a campaign around the proposed GNL pipeline, we weren’t sure it was a winnable fight.
POW Canada members stepped up big time and used our Enthusiast to Advocate Tool to petition the National Assembly of Québec to shutdown the mega energy project.
The BAPE (Quebec’s environmental review board) says the benefits of a multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the Saguenay do not outweigh the environmental and social costs associated with it. The report goes on to state that the highly polarizing GNL Québec project has garnered the greatest response of any BAPE review, with more than 2,500 briefs presented at last year’s hearings.
We are still awaiting the final say from Québec’s provincial government on whether this project will go through, but suffice to say that there is no social acceptability. Stay tuned!
David Erb, POW Canada’s Executive Director says “This just demonstrates there’s POWer in Numbers and our voice, when applied strategically and collectively can have real impact on climate action”.