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Submitted by admin on August 1, 2014 - 8:48pm
DurhamCLEAR will hold its annual meeting on September 9th. We are at a crossroads. We need new blood. Without it, DurhamCLEAR will die.
I have lead DC since its beginning in 2009. When I conceived it, I saw a need for an umbrella organization that could respond to new environmental threats as they occurred without the need to form a new organization for each issue. I still believe in that concept, but the fact is that for the last year I've been doing 95% of the work - and I've got other things that I need to do. I will be 70 next year.
Councils from all five affected Durham municipalities unanimously approve motions urging EA on Line 9Submitted by admin on March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
As of March 24th, all five lakefront communities in Durham (the ones that Line 9 passes through) have approved motions calling on the province to require a proper environmental assessment on Line 9, and in addition, asking that the pipeline be upgraded over a reasonable time period to 3/8" thickness rather than the current 1/4" That constitutes 97% of the existing pipe.
These motions were urged on the Councils by DurhamCLEAR president, Doug Anderson, who made delegations to all of them.
Submitted by admin on March 10, 2014 - 2:48pm
DC president, Doug Anderson is continuing to do delegations at local councils about Line 9.
Submitted by admin on March 7, 2014 - 4:35pm
As most people expected, The National Energy Board issued its decision on Mar. 6 in which it gave Enbridge most of what it asked for. It gave approval to all 3 of Enbridge's 'asks'
Submitted by Doug Anderson on March 7, 2014 - 1:00am
Now that the national Energy Board has all but ignored the suggested conditions that Ontario laid done in its submission on Line 9, the province should move forward on requiring a provincial EA.
Submitted by admin on March 4, 2014 - 2:49pm
Reports have surfaced that the Ontario Geological Survy (OGS) has been drilling test wells in various parts of Ontario to see if there were potential for fracking.
The reports are techical and not very informative to the layperson, but one of the sites they checked was in Pickering. Beyond that, it was only identified by its latitude and longitude. However I found a website that translated these coordinates into a precise location.
This is it - right next door to the Pickering Nuclear station!
Submitted by admin on March 4, 2014 - 1:26pm
DurhamCLEAR president, Doug Anderson is making the rounds of the lakefront communities in Durham to urge their Councils to support the conditions laid out by Rick Jennings, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Energy.as part of hisoral submission to the NEB on behalf of the Government of Ontario.
While these conditions do not go anywhwere near as far as DC would like, they should be considered as the minimum acceptable for the safe operation of the pipeline:
This analysis is based in part on a chart of watercrossings released by Enbridge in response to an information request by Equiterre which showed that Durham Region had the highest concentration of watercrossing over the whole line.
Submitted by admin on February 23, 2014 - 8:59pm
With the addition of Chris Leahy, a candiadte for West Ward councillor in Whitby, five candidates have now signed Accountability Pledges. There are 3 from Pickering, 1 from Whitby, and 1 from Clarington.
All pledges are posted at AccountabilityProject.ca
Submitted by admin on January 30, 2014 - 1:29pm
On November 19, Durham & York Regions declared their class EA on the Duffin Creek Sewage Plant Outfall 'competed' in spit of the fact that it has never evn been approved by Durham Regional Council, and, in fact, the Phase II report was specifically rejected back last March. By some quirk of Regional procedure, the EA proceeded regardless and is now 'complete'.