Speaking at the Enbridge Hearings?
Thousands answered the call to action and signed up to speak at the ongoing Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearings, including many Sierra Club BC supporters. This is an unprecedented number of people participating in a federal review process. The strength and breadth of the opposition is clear.
We heard from many people who are nervous about public speaking, but signed up anyway to speak for an oil-free coast. We admire your courage and applaud your determination.
The proposal by Enbridge Inc. to build a crude oil pipeline from Alberta to the north coast of B.C. threatens our rivers and our salmon and would bring supertankers to the Great Bear Rainforest. By speaking up, we can call for a different future, one with clean water, abundant salmon runs and jobs in fishing and tourism. We can stand in solidarity with all the First Nations who have declared their opposition to this destructive project.
Here are some resources to help you prepare your statement for the panel.
We know that the JRP process is seriously flawed. First Nation decision-making authority is not being recognized. Climate change is not being considered. The federal government has stripped the panel of its authority. And now, the public is even being excluded from a public process. And yet, what is happening here – during these hearings – is important. People are coming together to speak out for the future they want to live in. A future where people and salmon come before profits. Where we value the ecosystems we all depend on. A future with transit, not tankers..."
Thank you for speaking up for your vision of the future.