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Time to get off big oil

Ontario Greens Leader Mike Schreiner made the following statement:

TORONTO — Ontario Greens Leader Mike Schreiner made the following statement:

“Doug Ford thinks that opening up the Keystone XL pipeline is the way to stop the world’s dependence on oil from Russia. He’s wrong.

A harsh unified response to Russian aggression is absolutely necessary, but opening more expensive pipelines and polluting the air, as Doug Ford proposes, is not the answer.

We need to get the destabilizing influence of big oil from places like Russia out of our lives. And the best way to do this is by investing in cleaner, cheaper forms of energy like renewables and by electrifying transportation and heating.

Getting off oil and gas will make Ontario far more self-sufficient, secure and prosperous.

It’s time to get big oil out of our wallets.”