Tell the B.C. Government to Stand Firm Against Enbridge
Take action now to urge Premier Clark and the B.C. government to stand firm in opposition to Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
Any day now, the federal government will be making a decision on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, a project that would bring oil tankers through the world-renowned waters of the Great Bear Rainforest.
We don't yet know whether the federal Cabinet will approve this dangerous proposal and put B.C.’s salmon, jobs, coast and climate at risk. However, even if the federal government gives Enbridge the thumbs-up, this project is by no means a done deal.
British Columbians have already said “no” to Enbridge, in no uncertain terms. Coastal First Nations have said no. Municipalities have said no. Kitimat said no in a recent plebiscite, despite Enbridge’s massive public relations campaign.
The B.C. government said no in its final submission to the review panel last year. It is critical that Premier Clark know British Columbians expect her to stand firm and reject the Enbridge pipeline and tankers project, even if the federal government approves it.
The five conditions outlined by the Premier in that submission have not been met and cannot ever be met. Effective oil spill response is impossible under many conditions on B.C.'s coast.
First Nations rights have not been adequately addressed. The Gitga’at, Haisla, and Gitxaala Nations have already launched legal challenges. More than 160 First Nations have signed the Save the Fraser Declaration opposing tar sands pipelines in their territories.
Ask the Premier to continue to stand up for B.C. families and communities and to stop the Enbridge pipeline and tankers project from ever being built.