July 19, 2011

Does Ontario get its coal from mountain top removal?

We asked Ontario Power Generation’s President, Tom Mitchell, and he responded that this info is “commercially confidential”. He did however acknowledge that Ontario purchases coal from Central Appalachia. And that likely means mountain top removal.

In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over their mountains. It is a battle that has taken many lives. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.

The Last Mountain shines a light on America’s – and Ontario’s – energy needs and how those needs are being supplied.

This new documentary is being screened in upcoming weeks throughout Ontario. See the trailer and schedule of screenings here.

The Canadian premier is Friday, July 22, 7 p.m. at the Royal Theatre, 608 College St., Toronto. OCAA’s Chair Jack Gibbons will speak. Join us!

I have 5 double-guest passes to give away to the first 5 people that order multiple copies of our coal leaflet Dirty Coal Exports are Costing Us the Air We Breathe. They contain postcards to Ontario politicians. Please distribute these to your friends, neighbours and colleagues – they’re free! You can also pick up copies on Friday night at the doc film screening.

Also, if you haven’t already done so, please send a letter to Premier McGuinty asking him to direct OPG to stop exporting dirty coal power. There is no need for us to be burning dirty coal which causes smog, climate change, and devastates mountains, watersheds and communities.

See you at the movies!

Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance

160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1

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