Help Stop LNG in its Tracks

The 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 companies

Finding 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
STN POV GOVT
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 9M1

Phone: 250 387-1187
Fax: 250 387-1356

WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Minister of State for Climate Action's Office

Hon. John Yap

East Annex,
Parliament Buildings,
Victoria,
B.C.

Telephone: 250-356-1631
Fax: 250 952-7263

Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
Hon. Steve Thomson

PO BOX 9049
STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA, BC
V8W 9E2

Phone: 250-387-6240
Fax: 250-387-1040

  WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Hon. Christy Clark
Premier of British Columbia


PO Box 9041
Station PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC
 
Phone: 250-387-1715
Fax: 250-356-6176

 Further Useful B.C. Provincial Contacts

  • MLA Rob Fleming, NDP Environment Critic

             Email:  rob.fleming.mla@leg.bc.ca
  • Adrian Dix, Leader of the NDP

             Email: Adrian.Dix.MLA@leg.bc.ca
            Email:Leader@greenparty.bc.ca
  • 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 

Federal Government


Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Email: pm@pm.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-992-4211
Fax: 613-941-6900

Constituency Office:
1600 - 90th Avenue SW, Suite A-203
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 5A8
Telephone: 403-253-7990
Fax: 403-253-8203


Minister of Fisheries & Oceans,
The Hon. Keith Ashfield

Email: keith.ashfield@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-992-1067
Fax: 613-996-9955

Constituency Office:
23 Alison Blvd (Main Office)
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3C 2N5
Telephone: 506-452-4110
Fax: 506-452-4076

Minister of Natural Resources Canada
The Hon. Joe Oliver

Email: Joe.Oliver@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: (613) 996-7046
Fax: (613) 992-0851

Constituency Offices:
511 Lawrence Ave West,
Toronto, Ontario
M6A 1A3
Telephone: 416-781-5583
Fax: 416-781-5586

Minister of Environment
The Hon. Leona Aglukkaq

Email: leona.aglukkaq@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-992-2848
Fax: 613-996-9764

Constituency Office:
Building 208, P.O. Box 1930,
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0
Telephone: 1-866-267-7701
Fax: 867-979-4196

Leader of the NDP Party
Thomas Mulcair

Email: Thomas.Mulcair@parl.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-995-7224
Fax: 613-995-4565

Mailing Address - Constituency Office
3333 Queen Mary Road Suite 310
Montréal, Québec
H3V 1A2
 
Telephone: 514-736-2727
Fax: 514-736-2726

Leader of the Liberal Party
Justin Trudeau

Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca
 

Leader of the Green Party
Elizabeth May

Email:EMaytowin@greenparty.ca

LNG COMPANIES

Pacific NorthWest LNG
Oceanic Plaza, Suite 1900
1066 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6E 3X1

Phone: 1 866 931 2201
Email: info@pacificnorthwestlng.com
Spectra Energy Corp Headquarters
5400 Westheimer Court
Houston, TX 77056-5310
(713) 627-5400

WEBSITE

 

Writing Letters to Local and National Newspapers

Writing 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 Newspapers

Globe and Mail letters@globeandmail.ca
National Post letters@nationalpost.com
Financial Post fpqueries@nationalpost.com
Canadian Press dmeissner@cp.org
 

B.C. Newspapers

North Shore News tpeters@nsnews.com
Prince George Citizen letters@princegeorgecitizen.com
Vancouver Sun sunletters@vancouversun.com
Vancouver Province provletters@pacpress.southam.ca
Victoria Times-Colonist letters@tc.canwest.com



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