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Today, Doug MacKenzie will announce his intention to run for Oakville Council. C4CA Chairman Frank Clegg will assume Doug’s responsibilities.

Since the fall of 2009, Doug has served Citizens for Clean Air as President with dedication and tenacity. On behalf of the thousands of citizens who have joined C4CA to fight for clean air and the safe and sensible location of a power plant proposed for our community, we wish Doug well in his new endeavour.

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In the August 19th edition of the Oakville Beaver, the Power Workers' Union sponsored a full page ad which stressed their support for the Nanticoke option of conversion to natural gas and biomass, instead of the OGS.

Click here to view the ad.

C4CA will be continuing our awareness campaign and membership drive at the Oakville Place mall on Sunday, August 15th (11 am-5 pm). Please stop by the C4CA kiosk, at the foot of the escalators. C4CA members will be present to answer questions; information, buttons, t-shirts and lawn signs will be available.

Excerpt: "We are writing with respect to the decision made by Ford’s executive team in Dearborn to sell a 13.5 acre piece of land to TransCanada Energy Ltd., for the purpose of building and operating a 975 megawatt natural gas fired power plant. We believe strongly that building a gas fired power plant of this size, on such a small parcel of land, without adequate buffer zones exposes the community of Oakville, your facilities and your employees to significant health and safety risks. Our purpose in writing is to share our concerns with you and to seek your input and cooperation in working with us to resolve these issues."

Click here to read the rest of the letter.

Excerpt: "A coalition of farmers, residents and green activists are suing the provincial government for shoving through a gas-fired power plant next to the Holland Marsh."

 

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This Saturday (July 31st) at Town Square in downtown Oakville, there is an opportunity to make the federal Liberals more aware of our opposition to the proposed power plant.

Michael Ignatieff will be at the square from 10:00-11:30 AM.

Bring your signs, wear your C4CA t-shirts, and buttons (additional T-shirts will be available for sale).  See you there!

Excerpt: "Premier Dalton McGuinty has reversed his government’s position on two controversial policies in recent weeks, an indication Ontario Liberals actually care about, and respond to, the concerns of taxpayers."

 

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Excerpt: "The Oakville Generating Station has been advertised as a clean energy facility, but for Ontario’s Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner it’s not clean enough to justify where the government wants to put it." Click here to read more.

Please click here for the transcript to a video about the debate for the need for power. C4CA Chairman and Director Frank Clegg debates with TransCanada's Chris Breen about placing the natural gas power plant close to homes and schools.

Link: www.globaltoronto.com/focusontario/index.html#

Several C4CA board members will be present at the C4CA booth at Midnight Madness in downtown Oakville on Friday July 16th. Drop by between 6:00 and midnight to hear about the latest developments such as: the Air Quality Task Force report and plans on spreading awareness of our key messages throughout Ontario over the summer. These include the need for a full Individual Environmental Assessment and support for the Bill 8 on Separation Distances for Natural Gas Fired Power Plants. This is a great opportunity to discuss the latest events, meet some of the board members who have been working so diligently on your behalf, and ask your questions. Bring your friends and family!

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