Momentum builds for an
Oil Free Coast in BC
While over 1400
Wildcanada.net online activists were sending faxes to key federal
decision makers about the importance of the moratorium offshore oil and
gas, Newfoundland was experiencing the largest oil spill in the history
of east coast off shore petroleum development at the Terra Nova
project. Approximately 1000 barrels of oil were spilled into the
Atlantic Ocean last weekend, creating a nine kilometer long oil slick,
and drawing into sharp focus the sort of disaster that could occur
should the federal government decide the lift the moratorium on
offshore oil and gas development in British Columbia.
If you haven’t sent a fax
already, visit www.wildcanada.net/oilfreecoast/fax.asp.
Your voices of concern
about the future of BC’s coastal environment were supported by a report
released to the federal government on Friday, November 25th announcing
that 75% of the people who participated in the federal hearings on the
moratorium on offshore oil and gas support the moratorium remaining in
As well, a report was released that summarized the views of 70 First
nations, finding unanimous support for maintaining the moratorium at
this time (view
To those of you who
already sent a fax, thank you all for your incredible response to last
weeks action alert on offshore oil and gas in British Columbia. To
those of you who haven’t yet, please take the time to send the federal
government a fax on this important issue. With intense media and
government interest in off shore oil and gas development, now is the
time to support recent events with a strong show of public support.
British Columbia’s killer whales and wild salmon are counting on you.
Take action at www.wildcanada.net/oilfreecoast/fax.asp.
Still need more
information? A new report, Putting the assumptions to the test,
released this week by the Living Oceans Society and the David Suzuki
Foundation, concluded that the arguments put forward in support of oil
and gas activities are based on flawed assumptions and that maintaining
the moratorium on offshore oil and gas is the best way to protect
coastal B.C. (view
Just a Friendly
Ahem. We don’t want to be
pests, but can’t help but remind you that about a month ago many of you
received a letter from us asking that you help us continue to make your
voice heard. Those that didn’t receive a letter got an email asking for
Now, we know that it’s
not nice to always be going around with our hat in hand, but as you can
see, we’ve got some really important work to do, and really need your
help to do it. So, if you can, would you please pick up the letter that
we sent, give it a read, and seriously consider popping a donation in
the mail? For those who didn’t get the letter, but still think that a
donation to Wildcanada.net is a good way to ensure BC’s coast is
protected from exploitation for oil and gas development, you can donate
online at wildcanada.net/donate.
Many many thanks.
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Wildcanada.net and the Living Oceans Society