The provincial election is right around the corner: Demand that BC’s new government can protect Canada’s West Coast from tar sands

Here is an action alert from Forest Ethics to share and act on:

Dear Eldy,

If Stephen Harper has his way, British Columbia will be a much healthier environment for oil industry bottom lines than it will be for our communities and our wildlife. 
The lifeblood of our coast—from wild salmon to spirit bears to Douglas firs—is on the line.And let’s face it, time and again British Columbia’s Premier, Cristy Clark, has shown that she is more concerned with money and political gain than protecting the majesty of Canada’s West Coast.Luckily the provincial election is right around the corner.Tell the incoming BC government to protect democracy, to stand strong against corporate pressure and say NO to more tar sands pipelines and tankers.

Canadians do not want over a thousand kilometres of hazardous pipeline cutting through our wild salmon rivers and ancient forests.The people of British Columbia definitely do not want tar sands tankersthe length of up to 30 school buses end-to-end barreling through their coastal communities along the Great Bear Rainforest and its sensitive ecosystems.

Harper’s government has commandeered Canada’s hard-won environmental laws and gutted them to satisfy the needs of the most powerful oil and gas lobby groups in the country. With the upcoming election, BC has a new opportunity to protect Canada’s beautiful West Coast from irreparable oil spills and broken promises.

Make sure the incoming BC government is an unstoppable force in protecting the water, wildlife and communities of Canada’s West Coast.

Thank you for taking action with us today!

Sincerely,

Ben West says: Take action!

Ben West
Tar Sands Campaign Director, ForestEthics Advocacy

BC’s new government can protect Canada’s West Coast from tar sands

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Demand that they take this opportunity to protect Canada’s wild spaces from pipelines and tankers. Sign our petition NOW!

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Another good petition to sign…let the new BC government know what our priorities are:

TELL THE NEW BC GOVERNMENT: TAR SANDS OIL PIPELINES AND TANKERS ARE BAD FOR CANADA!

Protect Canada's wild places!The provincial election is just two months away. Though we cannot predict the future of British Columbia’s politics, we can be prepared for it! Please join us in signing this petition to the incoming government of British Columbia to make sure they understand on Day One what the people of BC, and Canadians at large, truly value: pure water, abundant wildlife, healthy communities, and respect to our culture and heritage.

PETITION TO THE NEXT PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA:

British Columbia has too much at stake to risk oil spills into our wild salmon rivers and along our coast. Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipelines would introduce over 220 oil supertankers per year. The Kinder Morgan capacity increase would dramatically expand tanker traffic through Burrard Inlet – to over 400 tankers a year. We urge the Premier of British Columbia to take a stronger stance and ensure no oil endangers Canada’s West Coast.

As corporate oil lobbies fill your halls and flood your calendars upon your arrival in office, we want to remind you of the truth about British Columbia. Beautiful land, pure water, abundant wildlife, healthy communities, and respect to the culture and heritage of BC are far more important to us than money or oil.

Be an unstoppable force in protecting the majesty of Canada’s West Coast. Stand strong against corporate pressure and SAY NO to more tar sands oil pipelines and tankers.

Today’s “stone” is  Day 74  melt, melt, drip, drip, pitter-patter of rain, a spring song

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