This post is used to highlight an email from Greenpeace about the Northern pipeline, definitely the biggest man made threat to date to BC’s coastline and coastal waters. Here is Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace Canada:
‘Activists rappelled from Vancouver’s iconic Lions Gate Bridge to unfurl a massive banner over the path of tar sands crude oil tankers into the Burrard Inlet. The action brings attention to the devastating effects that new tar sands pipelines and supertankers would have on our communities, our environment and our climate.
The Harper government is doing all it can to shut down opposition to these pipelines and the expanded tar sands operations they would herald. We can’t let this happen. We need your help, right now, to get the word out to Canadians.
An expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline would bring over 350 supertankers, some three times as large as the Exxon Valdez, through Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet each year.
The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline would bring up to 250 supertankers every year through some of the most difficult waters waters to navigate on the planet. Over the past decade Enbridge’s pipelines have spilled, on average, more than once a week.
We don’t want an economy dependent on destroying our land, poisoning our rivers, and fuelling climate change. We need to say no to tar sands pipelines and tankers and embrace the green energy future Canada deserves.
Climate and Energy Campaigner