“Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.”
It is all over the news here in British Columbia. The Texas-based oil company, Kinder Morgan, has applied to the National Energy Board to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. This pipeline currently runs from the Alberta tar sands to the Burnaby Westridge terminal on Burrard Inlet. This already places our ocean coastal waters and shore line wildlife at risk as giant oil laden tankers navigate through coastal channels. The proposed expansion would increase the tanker traffic from 22 tankers to 280 tankers in Burrard Inlet. This is a massive increase of risk to our coastal waters, the natural habitats, the residents and even the tourism industry of BC. The disastrous consequences of an oil spill are far too great a risk to take.
It is already a dreaded cancer risk to the First Nations people who live under the spectre of the tar sands development in Northern Alberta. We do not want to increase our risks anywhere along the pipeline or in our coastal waters period.
According to the article: “This report explores the Kinder Morgan proposal in the context of the high-profile fights against the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Enbridge Pipeline, as well as other tar sands export proposals.” The report is designed to be an organizing tool for the thousands of Canadians who are actively working to oppose these projects
All these efforts to export crude oil from the Alberta tar sands via new pipelines and oil tankers are meeting a rising wave of public opposition. There is a core of caring people globally who oppose the rising production and transport of fossil fuels at a time when restraint in that area is more important to the survival of mankind.
Share this information with everyone you know. Together we can save our coast and get Canada to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. While there are many people working to oppose these expansion plans, there are still many who don’t know the full scope of what Kinder Morgan and Enbridge have planned for our coast. We need to get the word out there.
Today’s “stone” is Day 112 share your care, share the report, help stop and oil spill