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GLIN==> How the Oil Sands Got to the Great Lakes Basin: Live Webcast Now!



The Program on Water Issues

at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto

invites you to attend an upcoming conference

How the Oil Sands Got to the Great Lakes Basin:

Pipelines, Refineries and Emissions to Air and Water

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

 

Join the live web cast now ate www.powi.ca 

http://hosting.epresence.tv/munk/website_live.aspx?c=1

 

9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT

Vivian and David Campbell Conference Centre

Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto

1 Devonshire Place

Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3K7

(Registration 8:30 am.  Light refreshments and lunch provided.)




Refineries in the Great Lakes Basin are rapidly expanding to accommodate crude oil from the Alberta oil sands. This conference, How the Oil Sands Got to the Great Lakes Basin: Pipelines, Refineries and Emissions to Air And Water, is intended to provide an opportunity, in a university setting, to inform public opinion about the impacts of refinery expansion in the Basin, drawing on data analysis, shared information and public discussion. Emphasis will be placed on the cumulative effect of refinery expansions on water quality, air quality and human and non-human downwind communities in the Basin. The conference will provide a bilateral opportunity for interactive public comment and dialogue from experts involved in a wide range of disciplines. 



The conference will begin with a presentation of the conference paper by the author, journalist David Israelson. Panel members representing government, environmental sciences, law, non-government organizations, academia, industry and the business community will share points of view on issues relating to the refinery expansion. 



The discussion will be web cast live and a record of the conference proceedings, including questions and answers, will be uploaded to the Program on Water Issues web site www.powi.ca <http://www.powi.ca>  following the event.