Ask Christy Clark to stand up for BC


Most British Columbians don't want to see more tanker traffic in the Salish Sea – but our voices won't be heard if decisions over major fossil fuel projects stay in the hands of the federal government.

Use the letter writing tool below to write to BC Premier Christy Clark and ask her to stand up to the federal government and take back BC's power to say no to projects like the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion plan.


Some points to consider when writing your letter:

  • If Kinder Morgan’s pipeline plan is approved an oil spill in the Salish Sea is only a matter of time. A marine oil spill would be devastating to the health of both people and wildlife, and could also represent a serious economic threat to local businesses, communities and taxpayers.

  • The battle to stop catastrophic climate change will be won or lost over decision points like Kinder Morgan. Instead of approving fossil fuel projects that lock BC into a polluting path, British Columbians want our elected representatives to demonstrate real climate leadership by supporting alternatives like sustainable transit, green buildings and clean energy.

  • The province of BC has signed an Equivalency Agreement with the federal government, essentially handing off its ability to conduct an independent assessment for major fossil fuel projects. Instead we are left with the deeply flawed federal assessment process run by the National Energy Board (NEB). Following the passing Bill C-38 in 2012, the final decision over these projects ultimately rests with the federal cabinet.

  • BC must demonstrate its commitment to the coast, to communities and to the global climate by withdrawing from the Equivalency Agreement and taking back its right to hold its own environmental assessment of Kinder Morgan and other major fossil fuel projects.


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