Tell the B.C. Government to Keep Pipelines out of B.C. Parks
Take action now and ask Premier Clark and the environment minister to repeal the Park Amendment Act.
Logging and pipeline companies can now do industrial ‘research’ in parks and then apply to remove land from parks under the Park Boundary Adjustment policy.
A government document obtained in late 2013 revealed that the B.C. government was already considering boundary changes to over 30 parks, including for LNG pipelines and the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The new Park Amendment Act makes pipelines in parks a real possibility, while also removing certain protections from smaller parks.
B.C’s provincial parks and protected areas, which cover more than 14 per cent of the province, are now threatened by the possibility of pipelines, logging roads and resource extraction projects crisscrossing them.
Around the province, citizens have responded to the new legislation with outrage and disbelief. In May, just two months after the contentious bill was passed, a petition with 167,000 signatures (the largest number of names ever gathered in Canada to protest park protection) was presented to the Environment Minister, calling for a repeal of this destructive Act.
Add your voice. Take action now and send a letter to Premier Christy Clark and Environment Minister Mary Polak asking them to repeal the Park Amendment Act and protect B.C. parks.