Oakville, January 7, 2011 – for immediate release
TransCanada Energy Ltd. today requested that the town close all of its planning and development applications related to its proposal to build the Oakville Generating Station in the Town of Oakville. This action follows TransCanada. and Ford Motor Company of Canada’s decision to withdraw all of their appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in connection with the Oakville site and allows the town to formally close the book on this proposal."
Today brings a very exciting announcement: the proposed Oakville power plant will not be built. I want to personally thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to this important cause. Please stay tuned as more news emerges.
After ignoring the wishes of the local community and their elected representatives, the Ontario government and its agencies have made statements to justify a decision to put our community at risk. These statements are either misleading or incomplete...we call them myths.
TransCanada issued findings of a report commissioned by the company, saying the Oakville Generating Station will be safe despite its unprecedented proximity to homes, schools, rail lines and one of the busiest highways in Canada.
TORONTO, Sept. 10 - The members of Citizens for Clean Air (C4CA) send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the Pacific Gas and Electric gas explosion in San Bruno, California. The massive explosion that occurred beside a local high school is believed to have been caused by a break in a two-foot-wide natural gas pipeline. The most recent reports are that the explosion has killed four people and severely injured five others, with more expected.
Excerpt: "The Town of Oakville’s policies for dealing with proposed power generation facilities began to take shape last week with Town staff proposing a number of amendments to the Town’s Official Plan, Zoning bylaw and north Oakville zoning bylaw.