When the Liberals swept into government they promised real action on climate change. They promised that the broken process could not justify approving Kinder Morgan. Well… the process is still broken.”
A Call-Out to All of Us from The Green Party of Canada
Posted November 18th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Friend, have you seen these headlines?
Toronto Star: Liberals approve controversial natural gas project on B.C. coast
The Guardian: Environmentalists ‘expected better’ of Trudeau as Canada backs gas project
Bloomberg: Trudeau clears path for Canada to approve Kinder Morgan pipeline
A decision on the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline is reported to be imminent. Media sources and Liberal leaks seem coordinated to create the impression of inevitability.
Given the Liberal government’s recent approval of two major natural gas projects — Woodfibre and Pacific NorthWest, as well as the destructive and unnecessary Site C Dam, I can guess which way they’re leaning.
Do not wait until this decision is made. There’s still time change the tide on the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker scheme. Show the Liberal government that you haven’t forgotten about our land and water — send a message to PM Justin Trudeau, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna now.
The approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline will see hundreds of tankers filled with crude bitumen mixed with toxic diluent invading our coastal waters — increasing tanker traffic on our coastline seven-fold.
The pipeline and tanker expansion will threaten not only the southern resident killer whale population with extinction but also the sovereignty of First Nations, who have staunchly opposed these developments from the get-go.
McKenna and the Liberals will say Kinder Morgan is safe for our waterways and climate, but they’re using Stephen Harper’s twisted logic. Let us make it clear: It’s not.
When the Liberals swept into government they promised real action on climate change. They promised that the broken process could not justify approving Kinder Morgan. Well… the process is still broken, but the Liberals seem to think a PR campaign can fix it.
This is our last chance to hold them to their promise. Demand PM Trudeau, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Jim Carr and the Liberals stop the pipeline and tankers now.
Here’s the link: greenparty.ca/stop-kinder-morgan Lynne Lynne Quarmby Science Policy Critic Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet
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