Stop Pacific Northwest LNG on Lelu Island
There is intense pressure from industry and the B.C. government to move forward with LNG export projects through the Great Bear Rainforest as quickly as possible. This is our last chance to tell the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency not to approve the Pacific NorthWest LNG proposal for an export terminal on Lelu Island, in Lax Kw'alaams First Nation territory near Prince Rupert.
(Scroll down to get straight to writing your letter **REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR NAME AT THE END**, or read on for details and more ways you can help fight this proposal.)
What you need to know
The proposal comes from a consortium led by Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas. Several studies have shown that the terminal would cause unacceptable damage to habitat for millions of juvenile Skeena River salmon, impacting salmon stocks that communities all along the river depend on. (In an alarming twist, the CEAA draft report chose to ignore research summarizing these issues, instead opting only to include a study commissioned by Petronas - the company proposing the study!)
In a tremendous show of strength, the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation rejected a $1 billion payout offered by Petronas in exchange for their support of the project. Instead, as we write this, members of the Lax Kw'alaams are re-occupying the proposed site, and attempting to stop the test drilling that is occurring even before the project has approval.
Read the Sept. 1st press release from The Allied Tribes of Lax Kw'alaams and Gitanyow Fisheries Authority for more information: Northwest B.C. Aboriginal Nations Decry "Deeply Flawed" LNG Assessment Process.
How you can help in under a minute
Scroll down to the form fill in your info and sign your name at the bottom. Please review the email before hitting submit and don't hesitate to edit!
Have more than a minute?
1. Make the letter your own, especially the subject line. Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, Friends of Wild Salmon, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives all have strong talking points and/or letters published on their websites that you can use to inform your comments. Remember to sign your name at the end.
Thanks, as always, for your time, energy, and support!