TORONTO, Aug. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise is
on its way to Toronto, where it will welcome the public this weekend.
After successfully disrupting a coal shipment to the Nanticoke Generating
Station on Lake Erie, the Arctic Sunrise will continue its tour promoting
clean energy for Ontario.
Early this morning, activists boarded the Algomarine coal freighter and
locked themselves to a loading boom, while a second team painted the words "No
Coal. No Nuclear. Clean Energy" on the ship's hull. Three people were
"The Liberal government broke their promise to end coal power generation
by 2007. We sent a strong message to Ontario's politicians that they will
continue to be challenged until they commit to clean energy and abandon dirty
coal and nuclear power," said Shawn-Patrick Stensil, energy campaigner for
Greenpeace Canada. "Renewable is doable, don't let politicians tell you it
The Nanticoke facility is the largest single emitter of climate changing
greenhouse gases in Canada. Ontario Power Generation added security to the
facility in the days leading up to today's action, which ended peacefully.
Tonight, a representative the Ministry of Transport guaranteed passage to
the Arctic Sunrise to Toronto.
The Arctic Sunrise will be docked at Toronto's Harbourfront and open for
visits between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
For further information:
For further information: Jane Story, Greenpeace Communications, (416)
930-9055; Shawn-Patrick Stensil, Greenpeace Energy Campaign, (416) 884-7053