Ecojustice Blog – Climate change, Special Update Posted on June 29, 2017 (updated: June 29, 2017)

Help my dream team fight Energy East

Teika NewtonClient

My name is Teika. Along with others in my community of Kenora, Ont., I’m fighting TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline.

We are taking a stand because we want to protect our waterways: The pipeline will cross our watershed, 41 named rivers in Ontario, and sensitive wetlands and marshes. We are also concerned about the climate — the proposed pipeline would be the largest in North America and will accelerate tar sands expansion.

Our small organization, Transition Initiative Kenora, teamed up with Ecojustice to ensure community voices would be given weight during the pipeline review and decision-making process. Your support makes working with our dream team at Ecojustice possible.

And now, you have the chance to double your impact.

Ecojustice supporter Mike Brigham has pledged up to $25,000 to match, dollar-for-dollar, every donation made before June 30 in support of this and other important cases in Ecojustice’s climate portfolio!


Protecting our water and the climate often means walking a path filled with unglamorous, procedural work. And that’s why resourcing Ecojustice’s team of experts is so vital.  Sometimes you just need a good lawyer.

When Transition Initiative Kenora learned that Jean Charest, then a TransCanada lobbyist, met privately with members of the Energy East review panel, we were disappointed and concerned about the fairness of the process. Ecojustice lawyers helped us file and win critical legal motions that ultimately forced the recusal of the review panel and hit the reset button on the whole review process. This delay is a big victory for our community and the climate.

Help us continue this work to by making a gift today.


Thanks for helping our small community continue to hold the line on Energy East.

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