Hope Environmental Group
Publisher: c/o Tony Reddin, New Dominion, Prince Edward Island C0A 1H0, Canada
Organization profile published 1977
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX463
Hope (Help Our Provincial Environment), a member of the Maritime Energy Coalition, is an environmentally concerned active citizen's group.
Hope (Help Our Provincial Environment), a member of the Maritime Energy Coalition, is an environmentally concerned active citizen's group. Hope is presently concentrating on the opposition of irresponsible nuclear power developments and the encouragement of alternate energy forms. One of the chief objectives of this group is to insure that the people of P.E.I. are informed and involved in major political decisions that affect them.
Hope is presently involved in the following four areas:
1) They are attempting to delay the construction of overland transmission lines (38 megavolt) by Maritime Electric, a private utility that has significant political influence in P.E.I. These lines running from Borden to Charlottetown will connect the central area of P.E.I. with a Maritime Electric Gird, including the Pt. Lepreau nuclear power station and future, huge, inappropriate power stations. Hope believes this issue is crucial since construction of these lines could threaten P.E.I.'s chances for self-sufficiency and for developing alternate, appropriate energy sources. Hope was successful in its request for a public hearing on this issue from the P.E.I. Land Use Commission but it is still awaiting a recommendation. Meanwhile the group is attempting to stop construction by filing a court injunction. It is also fighting to delay the signing of an agreement which would enable the P.E.I. government to buy nuclear power from Pt. Lepreau.
2) Hope is researching the possibility of recycling glass and paper in P.E.I.
3) They are also looking into the practical use of wind energy.
4) Hope is involved in the publication and distribution of the Maritime Energy Coalition "No-Name" Newsletter.
Getting information to the public is the major future strategy of this group. This will involve the use of film and the media as well as the co-ordination of a network among similar groups on the island.
In the future, Hope will be fighting for better organic land management for farmers. This group also hopes to blockade the proposed uranium mining plans in P.E.I.
This organization no longer exists.