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Tar Sands Pledge of Resistance (Engagement à la résistance contre les sables bitumineux)

Posted by ccjn on August 24, 2010

[See this BeyondTalk.net posting for more English-language background and more direct action connections]

In August 2010 over 200 people passed through the Quebec Climate Action Camp in Dunham, QC. The camp was erected to strengthen growing resistance to the construction of a pumping station, part of the Enbridge Trailbreaker project, in the community.  This pipeline would move tar sands bitumen from Alberta, through Ontario, Quebec and the Northeastern United States to Portland, Maine, destined for tankers headed to the Gulf Coast of Texas.

At the end of the camp, activists and community members launched the next step in the campaign against dirty oil’s eastward expansion: the Pledge of Resistance. We will continue creating a broad network of community members and supporters to educate about the dangers of the Trailbreaker project and take action to stop it.

Sign the pledge and take action today.

Pledge of Resistance

Enbridge and the Portland Montreal Pipeline’s proposed pumping station threatens the health, water, environment and lands of the people of Dunham and the region.

The pumping station, part of Enbridge’s Trailbreaker pipeline project, is intended to carry dirty oil from the most environmentally destructive enterprise in human history, the Alberta tar sands.

The companies and government-backers behind this proposed pumping station are ignoring community wishes and concerns, including demands for an independent environmental assessment.

The community has never consented to the project. All along the trail of the pipeline, opposition is growing.

Between August 7 and 23, 2010, community members joined forces with supporters from across Quebec, Canada, and North America to hold a Climate Action Camp. to strengthen the campaign against the Trailbreaker. We gathered to educate, create new ties, and mobilize a diverse movement to stop oil companies from polluting our communities and contributing to climate catastrophe.

Because of the grave threat the Trailbreaker project poses to the climate, the community and all others in its path, we pledge to engage in non-violent direct action to stop the pumping station should they ever attempt to follow through with its construction without community consent.

Sign now!

Prend L’Engagement

La station de pompage proposée par Pipe-Lines Montréal Ltée et la compagnie Enbridge menacent la santé, l’eau, l’environnement et la terre des habitants de Dunham et de la région.

La station de pompage, faisant partie du projet d’oléoduc Trailbreaker d’Enbridge, a pour but d’acheminer le pétrole sale venant des sables bitumineux d’Alberta – l’un des projets les plus destructeur pour l’environnement dans l’histoire de l’humanité.

Les promoteurs privés et gouvernementaux du projet de station de pompage ignorent les demandes et les inquiétudes de la communauté, tout comme les demandes répétées pour une étude environnementale indépendante.

La communauté n’a jamais consenti à ce projet. De Mansonville à Montréal-Est, l’opposition grandit.

Du 7 et le 23 août 2010, des membres de la communauté ont joint leurs forces à celles de supporteurs d’un peu partout au Québec, au Canada et en Amérique du Nord afin de tenir un Camp d’action climatique dans le but de renforcer la lutte contre le projet Trailbreaker. Nous nous sommes réunis pour apprendre, créer de nouveaux liens et organiser un mouvement rassembleur pour empêcher les compagnies pétrolières de polluer nos communautés et contribuer au désastre climatique.

Parce que le projet Trailbraker constitue une grave menace à l’environnement et à de nombreuses communautés, nous nous engageons à entreprendre des actions directes non-violentes pour bloquer le projet de station de pompage si celui-ci va de l’avant dans sa construction sans le consentement de la communauté.

Signez!

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