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Want to help Save the Salish Sea? Read this!
Today we’re very excited to be launching our brand new educational report – Save the Salish Sea.
From the Strait of Georgia to the Juan de Fuca Strait, and south of the border to Puget Sound, this remarkable body of water has become a critical point in the fight against climate change.
The Salish Sea region is home to diverse Indigenous nations and thriving coastal communities, as well as extraordinary wildlife such as salmon and killer whales. But in the last few years fossil fuel export projects, like the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline and a series of coal port proposals, have become a major threat.
We produced this new report to help illustrate the awesome beauty of the Salish Sea, its cultural significance and the myriad ways in which it sustains life in the surrounding region. The report also discusses the consequences of new fossil fuel shipments being planned for Canada’s west coast, and the climate impacts that would come along with these projects.
If all of the proposed fossil fuel proposals set for this region go ahead, the Salish Sea would become a highway to runaway climate change and the whole region would face the increasing risk of a catastrophic oil spill. But we still have a chance to turn these plans around.
This spring, we are ramping up the campaign to Save the Salish Sea. Communities along the coast have been reaching out to us to work together, and it’s clear that more and more folks are ready to get active. Now it’s time to transform all this energy into public pressure, to demand that both our provincial and federal governments stand up for the coast and take climate action seriously.
So what can you do?
You can start by sharing this report with your friends and family – the more people who know about the environmental and climate impacts of fossil fuel expansion in the Salish Sea, the more power we have to stop it. You can also take action by visiting our campaign website at SalishSeaAction.org, where you’ll find online letter-writing tools, upcoming events and more information about how to get involved.
We are not going to sit back and allow the Salish Sea to become a doormat for fossil fuel companies. With your help, we will strive to reclaim BC’s status as a climate leader, and stop the expansion of fossil fuel shipping on BC’s west coast.
Eoin Madden | Climate Campaigner
Torrance Coste | Vancouver Island Campaigner