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Mayor Rob Burton (Oakville), Mayor Hazel McCallion (Mississauga), and Mayor Marie Trainer (Haldimand County) sent a joint letter entitled "A win-win-win solution for all Ontarians" to Ontario Energy and Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid on May 4, 2010.

 

Excerpt: "Minister, we are writing you in support of a proposed state-of-the art natural gas-fired electric generation facility in Haldiman County that will improve air quality, create jobs, and raise the quality of life for million of Ontarians." 

 

Click here to read the entire letter.

 

Citizens for Clean Air presents "Lunch with Erin Brockovich"

 

Please join us on Friday October 1, 2010 at 11:30am for an intimate luncheon and a talk by Erin Brockovich!

 

The movie, Erin Brockovich, was the true life story of our guest speaker; a file clerk that while organizing papers on a pro bono real estate case found medical records that would explode into the largest direct action lawsuit in US history.

 

She has since become an advocate for awareness, the truth and a person's right to know. Erin's website is www.brockovich.com and it has much information about her continual efforts to help many.

 

This C4CA fundraising luncheon takes place at The Velux Head Office, 2740 Sherwood Heights Dr, Oakville, Ontario. The schedule is as follows:

11:30 Reception
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Listen to Erin

 

(SOLD OUT) Tickets are $125 each. Only 100 are available. (SOLD OUT) Reserve today by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (SOLD OUT) **If you missed getting tickets - please check out "An Evening with Erin Brockovich" under events. Tickets will sell fast!**

 

An event not to be missed!

This C4CA "Lunch with Erin Brockovich" is generously sponsored by Velux.

 

 

Citizens for Clean Air presents "An Evening with Erin Brockovich"

Please join us on Thursday, September 30th at 7 pm for an intimate evening of cocktails, light dinner and a talk by Erin Brockovich!

The movie, Erin Brockovich, was the true life story of our guest speaker; a file clerk that while organizing papers on a pro bono real estate case found medical records that would explode into the largest direct action lawsuit in US history.

She has since become an advocate for awareness, the truth and a person's right to know. Erin's website is www.brockovich.com and it has much information about her continual efforts to help many.

This C4CA fundraising event takes place at Appleby College in Oakville.

Tickets are $150 each. Only 150 available. Reserve today by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An event not to be missed!

Excerpt: "Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller raised an important question this week with his report on energy conservation: where is Ontario’s 20-year plan for meeting our electricity needs and what are the targets for renewable power and conservation?"  Click here to read the rest of the article.

 

Letter to the Editor Re: "Where's the Power Plan?"

The Star is right to highlight the Ontario Power Authority's lack of a comprehensive 20 year plan. Despite the lack of such a plan, the OPA is blindly and unconscionably proceeding down a path to spend over a billion dollars to build and operate Ontario's largest natural gas burning 975 MW power plant in an extremely dangerously unsuitable location 400 metres or less from homes, schools and workplaces in Oakville. The justification for this plant is based on outdated energy consumption estimates that even the Ontario government's own Independent Electricity System Operator says are questionable. This plant should not be built anywhere in Ontario until the demand is reassessed, alternatives are examined, and an independent environmental audit is undertaken to identify the health and safety risks. Such studies should be a required part of any OPA plan.

-written by M.F.

 

 

 Excerpt: "It’s a simple one-page bill, but Oakville Liberal MPP Kevin Flynn’s power plant separation proposal holds a lot of weight for the people of his riding."

 

Click here to read more.

On May 19, 2010, more than 1,000 members and friends of Citizens for Clean Air (C4CA) marched and chanted their way to Ford’s Oakville assembly plant to demand that Ford show community support by funding an individual environmental assessment (IEA) for the proposed Oakville Generating Station.

 

The large group met at Kingsford Gardens and made their way to the plant chanting, “Do the right thing Ford, Do the right thing McGuinty!” and “We deserve an IEA!”

 

Once on the Ford premises, C4CA representatives Todd Finch and Brenda Phelan delivered a letter to Ford’s Vice President of Communications Lauren More. (Click here to read the letter.) More said that Ford would review the letter and would reply to their requests.

 

The march was a peaceful yet potent request to Ford to be a good neighbour and do the right thing by donating funds for an IEA.

 

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Please click here to sign the "Ford Support an IEA for the Oakville Power Plant" online petition.

 

 

 

Excerpt: "As members of TransCanada Corp’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee, you are charged with responsibility for monitoring the health, safety, security and environmental practices and procedures of TransCanada and its subsidiaries. We note, and support, the high standards that TransCanada has set for itself, as stated in the Company’s 2009 Management Discussion and Analysis “The Company is committed to being an industry leader in conducting its business so that it meets or exceeds all applicable laws and regulations, and minimizes risk to people and the environment.

 

Please click on the link to view C4CA's response to TransCanada's Draft Environmental Assessment.

 

C4CA Letter to TransCanada

 

Public Open House - Power Generation and Cogeneration Facilities

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: OE Conference Centre, 2245 Speers Rd, Oakville, ON

A Public Open House is being held from 2:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. at OE Banquet and Conference Centre, 2245 Speers Road. The drop-in style event will give the public an opportunity to learn about the draft Land Use Policy Study for Power Generation and Cogeneration Facilities. Information panels will be on display, and Staff will be available for questions of clarification. A short presentation will be given at 3:00, 6:00, and 8:00 PM.

 

For more information, please click here.

Citizens for Clean Air applauds all Ontario political parties for voting in favour of Bill 8, which would prohibit the construction of a natural gas power plant within 1,500 metres of land zoned residential or for a school, day nursery or health care facility.

The Separation Distances for Natural Gas Power Plants Act, 2010, a Private Members Bill introduced by Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn, passed “second reading” on April 22, 28 votes to 1 with support from MPPs from all parties, including 15 Liberal MPPs.

While this was an important step in the legislative process, it does not mean the Bill will now become law. The next step is for the Bill to be studied by one of the legislature’s committees. Only after study by a committee, which will not take place until fall 2010 at the earliest, would the Bill return to the full legislature for a final vote and potentially become law.

While it is extremely rare for Private Member’s Bills to become law, this legislation has given C4CA an ideal platform to draw the attention of MPPs and the news media to the potential danger of siting a power plant so close to homes and schools. C4CA will continue to take advantage of every opportunity to highlight why the proposed Oakville Generating Station should not be built.

Here you will find photographs and other information relating to the Walk or Run 4 Clean Air.

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