Have Your Say on Enbridge Tankers and Pipeline
Rally in Bella Bella against Enbridge's proposed tankers and pipelines project. Photo: Caitlyn Vernon.
The Joint Review Panel for Enbridge's proposed tankers and pipeline project is accepting written comments until August 31, 11 am Pacific Time. Submit your written comment.
In the recent federal budget bill the federal government stripped the Panel of decision-making authority halfway through the hearings, relegating its role to making a recommendation to Cabinet. Sierra Club BC and other environmental groups have spoken out against these and other changes to Canada's environmental safeguards.
Nevertheless, the Joint Review Panel process remains an important forum for British Columbians to speak up against Enbridge's proposed tankers and pipeline project.
If you have signed up to speak at the hearings, you can still submit one or more letters of comment. Submit your written comment via the form on the Joint Review Panel website. You can also write your own letter to the Panel, and copy it to Enbridge.
What qualifies as a written comment? A letter of comment is for any additional information that will not fit into your 10-minute oral statement. You can submit any associated charts or maps or graphics, any videos or photographs that you would like to share with the Panel, even art and drawings.
Citizens who have registered to speak to the panel are required to select their time slot by September 30. Hearings in Vancouver and Victoria are scheduled for January and February 2013.
Find out more in this handy Q&A.
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