The project GNL Québec is proposing to build a 780-km-long gas pipeline through the company Gazoduq Inc., a gas liquefaction plant by the company Énergie Est and a marine terminal for export. But at what cost ?
We must say no to this project before September 14th.
Just like Energie Est, Trans Mountain, Coastal Gas Link, Teck and others, this project goes against our climate ambitions.
The proposed route of the gas pipeline would cut through Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Haute-Mauricie, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence and also cross territories inhabited by First Nations for millennia and the communities of Matheson, Timmins and Kirkland Lake in Ontario. This project puts riverside communities at risk, it would also affect numerous rivers and wetland crossings. The corridor under consideration encompasses over 20,400 km of waterways.
The planned marine terminal would involve more than 320 annual transits of liquefied gas (LNG) supertankers, which would threaten the vulnerable population of beluga whales and other endangered species.
This project alone would generate emissions as high as 50 megatonnes per year from extraction to combustion. That's the equivalent of about 10 million additional cars per year on our roads.
Stand against this new destructive and polluting fossil fuel project. We must act before September 14th. The environmental assessment of the project starts in September.
Call on François Legault, Premier of Quebec, Benoît Charette, Quebec Minister of the Environment and of the Fight against Climate Change, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada Minister of Environment and Climate Change to act responsibly and protect our planet.
Tell them you deserve better.
Tell them to:
And more specifically to the Government of Quebec:
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