Taking tarsands debate to the candidates

n a bid to stop tarsands development, a coalition of diverse interest groups is taking their “No New Approvals” pledge directly to the candidates. “We’ll be ambushing candidates at forums, challenging them to sign their support or say they won’t sign on,” announced Mike Hudema, climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Canada, one of dozens of groups that make up the coalition.

Other signatories include the David Suzuki Foundation, the Pembina Institute, Toxics Watch Society and the prairie chapter of the Sierra Club of Canada, among others.

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