“So what exactly is the calculus for deciding when it’s worth wiping a species from the earth? For deciding we can ignore indigenous rights? For deciding we can give up on our own future? A handful of jobs, a risky business case, and propping up the old oil economy.” – Canada’s Green Party Leader Elizabeth May
Posted February 25th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
A Call-Out from the Green Party of Canada
This past February 22nd, the National Energy Board (NEB) recommended approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
This comes after they admitted that the pipeline could wipe out Southern Resident Killer Whales. After they admitted that it could devastate BC’s coastline and destroy our marine economies. After they admitted that construction will violate indigenous rights and dramatically increase greenhouse gases.
This is a reckless recommendation. And our leader Elizabeth May will do everything in her power to oppose it. But she cannot do it alone. She needs your help.
Once again, our governments want to sell our future for speculative “economic interests.” And they are using everything in their power — including propaganda and lies — to make the sale.
Elizabeth asks: So what exactly is the calculus for deciding when it’s worth wiping a species from the earth? For deciding we can ignore indigenous rights? For deciding we can give up on our own future? A handful of jobs, a risky business case, and propping up the old oil economy.
This government and the NEB are selling our rights, our environment and our children’s future to the oil industry.
We can’t let them.
In action and solidarity, Emily McMillan. Executive Director
Green Party of Canada
P.S. Elizabeth is exposing the total lack of evidence for claims of economic benefits from this pipeline. Amplify her message by donating today to make sure this reckless project won’t break ground.
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