Stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline!

Horned_Grebe_vladimir_morozov_220w.jpgImagine it: Pollution from tanker traffic. An impossible-to-rule-out oil spill. Destruction of pristine habitat for sea otters, killer whales, puffins, seabirds and even iconic spirit bears.

That’s what’s awaiting British Columbia’s northern coast and hundreds of species of birds, animals and marine life that thrive in this region if we don’t take action right now.

A controversial proposed pipeline would carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta to a port at Kitimat, British Columbia. After travelling nearly 1,170km through pristine wilderness and First Nations homelands, tar sands oil would be loaded on tankers bound for Pacific markets. To get there, they must first navigate the perilous northern B.C. coast, travelling the same wildlife-filled waters where the Queen of the North ferry sank in 2006. Is this pipeline in the public’s best interest?

If given a go-ahead, the pipeline project would:

  • Fragment the boreal forest, home to birds and other wildlife, including Woodland Caribou and Grizzly Bears.
  • Expose the Great Bear Rainforest, home to wolves and the iconic Spirit Bear, and 30 internationally recognized Important Bird Areas teeming with marine birds, fish and other animals to potential oil spills and pollution from increased tanker traffic.
  • Risk irreversible harm to the livelihoods of many coastal and aboriginal communities.


Our country’s wildlife is depending on us to speak up on their behalf and put a stop to the Northern Gateway Pipeline project before it’s too late. Add your voice and send your letter today!

Recipients

  • Stephen Harper

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Stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline!

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am deeply concerned about the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project and the threat it poses to coastal communities, caribou herds, seabird colonies and other wildlife in British Columbia.

The area between Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island and the coast of northern British Columbia is a truly rare piece of paradise, a special place that supports internationally renowned populations of seabirds within more than 30 important bird areas, and it's home to a rich diversity of other wildlife, including sea otters, killer whales, and seals.

I do not believe that a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from the tar sands to a port at Kitimat, British Columbia, would be in the public interest. After travelling nearly 1,170km through pristine wilderness and First Nations homelands, tar sands oil would be loaded on tankers bound for Pacific markets. To get there, they must first navigate the perilous northern B.C. coast, travelling the same waters where the Queen of the North ferry sank in 2006.

If given a go-ahead, this pipeline project would:




I urge you to put a stop to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project and prevent an environmental disaster on one of Canada's pristine yet fragile coasts.

Thank you for considering my views.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, Province Postal Code]

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