Moments in the Resistance to Energy East (Part 1)

Story 1: A lesson on true climate leadership.

Toronto 350 Executive Katie Krelove confronts Justin Trudeau on Energy East months before he was elected as Prime Minister.

It’s almost hard to remember now, but at the time, pipelines were not commonplace in political parlance, and climate-concerned citizens were attempting to change that.

Now that Transcanada has cancelled its Energy East application due to the addition of a well-fought for climate test to the NEB review, I know that, despite what the mainstream media and oil-industry critics say, Justin Trudeau did not stop Energy East. I know that the real climate leaders are us.

Story 2: A win for all fossil fuel fighters.

Organizers from Halifax confront Trudeau on Energy East.

In the early days of Energy East I was part of an organizing crew here in Halifax that was super active. We were organizers with a range of experience, a range of ages, and we came together to stop this fossil fuel nightmare.

Yesterday, the crew finally got to celebrate together. We didn’t invite only our little crew, but brought along people fighting all kinds of fights — against other fossil fuel projects, against the destruction of Indigenous lands, for the respect of treaties and our collective right to a healthy environment.

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