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STOP the Enbridge “Northern Gateway” tar sands pipeline!





Tell Prime Minister Harper “Save our coast; NO tar sands pipelines!”

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This morning, we sent Prime Minister Stephen Harper a dramatic message: Save the coast, no tar sand pipelines.

Activists rappelled from Vancouver’s iconic Lions Gate Bridge to unfurl a massive banner over the path of tar sands crude oil tankers into the Burrard Inlet. The action brings attention to the devastating effects that new tar sands pipelines and supertankers would have on our communities, our environment and our climate.

The Harper government is doing all it can to shut down opposition to these pipelines and the expanded tar sands operations they would herald. We can’t let this happen. We need your help, right now, to get the word out to Canadians.

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An expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline would bring over 350 supertankers, some three times as large as the Exxon Valdez, through Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet each year.

The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline would bring up to 250 supertankers every year through some of the most difficult waters waters to navigate on the planet. Over the past decade Enbridge’s pipelines have spilled, on average, more than once a week.

We don’t want an economy dependent on destroying our land, poisoning our rivers, and fuelling climate change. We need to say no to tar sands pipelines and tankers and embrace the green energy future Canada deserves.

We need your voice in this fight before it is too late. Help us build the movement!


Melina Laboucan-Massimo
Climate and Energy Campaigner
Greenpeace Canada

No Oil Tankers in Burrard Inlet!

(by Mel Hurtig, Council of Canadians)“If American Energy Company Kinder Morgan gets their way, Burrard Inlet could see as many as 300 huge oil tankers travelling through the Inlet and along the pristine British Columbian coastline each year. But a groundswell of public opposition can stop Prime Minister Harper and Premier Christy Clark from opening up these waters to inevitable environmental and economic disaster. A moratorium on shipping supposedly protects British Columbia’s coast from supertanker shipping, and there is no reason why it shouldn’t be a firm, legal moratorium for Burrard Inlet and the southern coast! We must act now to protect a beautiful and vulnerable ecosystem from a very real threat of environmental and economic catastrophe! Please sign this petition and share it with everyone you know! Let’s make change together.
Every single person who joins strengthens our call for action. Please take a minute to share this link with everyone you know: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/No_Oil_Tankers_in_Burrard_Inlet/?tta

STOP the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline

By Brent Patterson, Monday, April 16th, 2012 The Vancouver Sun reports, “Mel Hurtig, the Canadian publisher, author and founder of the Council of Canadians, came out Monday in opposition of Kinder Morgan’s plan to twin its oil pipeline from Edmonton. Hurtig, an ardent nationalist who moved from Edmonton to Vancouver five years ago, strongly criticized the transmission company’s plan to increase by five times the number of oil tankers using Vancouver harbour.” “‘An oil spill in Burrard Inlet would spell disaster for the environment and all the municipalities in the region,’ he said. ‘Vancouver is widely viewed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we’ve learned from past oil spills such as the Exxon-Valdez, that it is not a question of if but when, and the cleanup would last decades and be much more difficult than other spills because of the heavy nature of the bitumen that will be transported through Burrard Inlet.’” “Hurtig, who ran federally in Edmonton first as a Liberal and later under his own short-lived National Party, said he applauded the effort of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and other regional mayors in opposing the Kinder Morgan plan. But he took a broad swipe at B.C. Premier Christy Clark and New Democratic Party leader Adrian Dix for ‘failing to speak out and condemn Kinder Morgan’s plans’.” “Hurtig (has) started an online petition opposing the plan which he intends to deliver to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As of Monday afternoon it had already garnered more than 1,200 names. …Hurtig’s petition is at http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/No_Oil_Tankers_in_Burrard_Inlet//?sbc.” For more on Council of Canadians opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, please go to http://canadians.org/blog/?p=14632 and http://canadians.org/pipelines. ——————————————————————————– No Oil Tankers in Burrard Inlet!