After the Mayflower spill, make our voices heard
Today’s announcement by Enbridge, that they would spend up to $500 million to address safety concerns surronding the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, is a desperate PR attempt. It comes after being called “Keystone Kops” and losing their credibility last week when the scathing US National Transportation Safety Board report was released. But their proposed measures don’t change anything – their proposal still means oil supertankers on our coast, their pipelines will still pass avalanche-prone terrain, and they will still help facilitate tar sands expansion. It’s too risky.
Enbridge claims they’re making changes having listened to people – if they were really listening to British Columbians, they would drop the project. How many thousands need to speak up and say no? The majority of First Nations have said no. Municipalities have said no. 99 percent of those who have spoken at the Joint Review Panel have said no. Adding more steel to their pipes at river crossings isn’t listening to British Columbians.
The company took 17 hours to respond to alarms, and went through 3 staff changes during in the Kalamazoo River spill – why should we expect anything different from them now? We can’t trust Enbridge with our wild salmon watersheds and vibrant coast.
For more information, contact Nikki Skuce at 778-210-0117 or firstname.lastname@example.org