Greenpeace: NoJetsTO Sends Message of Support, Thanks for Endorsement
NoJetsTO Joins Calls for Release of 28 Greenpeace Members, Including 2 Canadians October 10, 2013 TORONTO – NoJetsTO commends Greenpeace Canada for joining the campaign to protect Toronto’s waterfront from jets. The grassroots group expresses solidarity as Greenpeace seeks the release of its 28 detained members in Russia in an open letter Toronto’s Russian consul general. “NoJetsTO thanks Greenpeace for the endorsement in this difficult time for their organization,” NoJetsTO chair Anshul Kapoor said. “Whether it’s the Arctic or Lake Ontario, Greenpeace makes it clear that dangerous development has to stop.” The endorsement from Greenpeace Canada cites the increase in air pollution and the negative impact on Lake Ontario as key reasons against the jet plans for Toronto’s waterfront. Click here for the full statement. “NoJetsTO calls on the Russian authorities to release the detained Greenpeace members, including two Canadians”, Kapoor stressed. “The right to peaceful opposition has to be protected – no matter whether it’s Canada or Russia.” NoJetsTO is a coalition of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving Toronto’s mixed-use waterfront and a boutique Island Airport. Representing residents across Toronto, the non-partisan organization NoJetsTO opposes the expansion of the Island Airport through jet aircraft and extended runways. NoJetsTO's goal is to preserve the status quo at the Island Airport by protecting the Tripartite Agreement that governs it.
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