Help Stop LNG in its TracksThe Great Bear Rainforest is frought with a number of proposals to carry crude oil and liquefied natural gas by supertanker through its pristine waters. Much research and evidence show that the risks are simply too great. Not only do these proposals threaten a pristine marine ecosystem, home to some of the rarest species on earth, but they also threaten the livelihoods, economies and cultures of Northern and Coastal British Columbians.
Premier Christy Clark’s plan to massively export LNG from B.C.’s north coast is bad news. From the highly toxic fracking process used to extract natural gas, to the extremely energy intensive liquefaction process needed to load natural gas onto tankers, this process is risky to the health of British Columbians themselves, their environment and their economy.
Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary is being proposed as an LNG pipeline corridor.
We know that the B.C. government plans to export Liquefied Natural Gas overseas. What many don't know is that there is now a proposal to build a pipeline corridor through Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary and neighbouring parks. Not only will this lead to the industrialization of this internationally renowned Khutzeymateen/Kwinimass area, but it will also lead to countless super tankers full of toxic LNG through the pristine waters of the Great Bear Rainforest. These pristine wateres, ecosystems, whales and other marine life are at further risk.
NOV. 14, 2013 - UPDATE - Due to public pressure, two LNG pipelines to be built by Spectra and TransCanada Corp on behalf of Malaysian energy giant Petronas, will no longer be passing through the Khutzeymateen/Kwinimass area. However, this has NOT BEEN 100% confirmed.
READ - LNG companies change pipeline routes to avoid bear sanctuaries
Damien Gillis - Common Sense Canadian - November 14, 2013
We need your help to tell the B.C. government as well as Petronas, Spectra and Exxon to steer clear of these bear sanctuaries and Great Bear Rainforest.
Learn more about LNG here.
It’s time to take action. Write a letter to Premier Clark, MP and Prime Minister today.
We’ve put together a sample letter to make this easier for you.
Write a Letter to elected officials in British Columbia/federal government AND the LNG companiesFinding your B.C. Member of Parliament
It is very important to copy your letter to other sources. For example, if you write a letter to Premier Christy Clark, copy the letter to one or more cabinet ministers and a newspaper.
Minister of the Environment
Hon. Mary Polak
PO BOX 9339
Phone: 250 387-1187
Minister of State for Climate Action's Office
Hon. John Yap
Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
Hon. Christy Clark
Further Useful B.C. Provincial Contacts
MLA Rob Fleming, NDP Environment Critic
Adrian Dix, Leader of the NDP
Mike Farnworth, NDP
Adam Olsen, Leader of the Green Party
Joyce Murray, MP
(Liberal Member fr B.C. submitted private member's bill to put a legal moratorium on oil tankers traveling on B.C.'s coast which was delayed due to Federal election set for May, 2, 2011)Email: Murray.J@parl.gc.ca
Prime Minister Stephen HarperEmail: email@example.com
|23 Alison Blvd (Main Office)|
|Fredericton, New Brunswick|
Minister of Natural Resources Canada
The Hon. Joe Oliver
Telephone: (613) 996-7046
Fax: (613) 992-0851
|511 Lawrence Ave West,|
Minister of Environment
The Hon. Leona Aglukkaq
|Building 208, P.O. Box 1930,|
Leader of the NDP Party
Mailing Address - Constituency Office
|3333 Queen Mary Road Suite 310|
Leader of the Liberal Party
Leader of the Green Party
|Pacific NorthWest LNG
Oceanic Plaza, Suite 1900
1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6E 3X1
Phone: 1 866 931 2201
|Spectra Energy Corp Headquarters
5400 Westheimer Court
Houston, TX 77056-5310
Writing Letters to Local and National NewspapersWriting letters to newspapers is extremely helpful. Newspaper editors, like politicians, need to know what people are thinking about regarding the issues facing Canada's Pacific coast. The editorial section is often the first page politicians turn to.
Links to some of the main Canadian national and B.C. newspapers:
National Post firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Post email@example.com
Canadian Press firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince George Citizen email@example.com
Vancouver Sun firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Province email@example.com
Victoria Times-Colonist firstname.lastname@example.org