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CLIMATEFAST NEWSLETTER JULY 2022

The ClimateFast newsletter shares information about the Climate Crisis that may interest our readers, and does not necessarily reflect the views of ClimateFast members. If you have an event or resource you would like to share, please send it to newsletter@climatefast.ca.

HELP PREVENT AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

The oil tanker 'Safer' is at risk of breaking up and causing a huge oil spill calamity on the coast of Yemen. This would destroy pristine reefs, coastal mangroves and other sea life across the Red Sea, expose millions of people to highly polluted air, and cut off food, fuel and other life-saving supplies to Yemen, where 17 million people already need food aid. Hundreds of thousands of jobs in the fishing industry would be lost and it would take 25 years for fish stocks to recover. The cost of cleanup alone would be $20 billion. A coordinated international rescue effort is needed to avert this environmental, humanitarian and economic catastrophe. This article from The Energy Mix provides background.
 
The UN is aiming to raise the necessary funds to undertake this effort, but a minimum of $80 million must be raised.Canada has not contributed a dime. The UN is hoping to crowdfund $5 million of the required funds.


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STOP THE BUILDING OF NEW GAS-FIRED POWER PLANTS
Ontario is planning a huge increase in polluting gas power – from existing gas-fired plants as well as new gas plants, like 
Eastern Power’s proposed new 600-megawatt gas-fired power plant near Sarnia. The Ontario Clean Air Alliance has created a letter template for you to send to the federal government, asking it to use its promised Clean Electricity Standard to prohibit the building of new gas-fired power plants in Ontario.
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