August 10, 2010

St. Catharines says end coal use now!

In response to a flurry of calls and letters from concerned residents, St. Catharines’ city council has unanimously supported the OCAA’s call for an early end to burning coal. St. Catharines has now joined the cities of Hamilton, Kitchener and Guelph and Toronto’s Board of Health in calling on the province to only use its coal plants in the event of a true power emergency.

This was a real victory for the people of St. Catharines and area who called and emailed the Mayor and Councillors urging them to support our resolution. Thank you to everyone who took the time to speak out on this important issue. Let’s keep the pressure on for cleaner air, a healthier climate and fewer illnesses and asthma attacks through an early coal phase out!

Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 246
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P.S. Can you help us distribute ourleaflets in your community? They’re free! They include postcards to politicians to phase out coal and oppose tax-payer subsidies for new nuclear reactors in Ontario.