Tanker feedback by Apr. 14

From the annoyingly persistent but usually effective Dogwood Initiative:

The approval process for tar sands related tankers and pipelines in B.C. is inadequate and time is running out to get our voice heard. We only have until April 14th.

Write to Stephen Harper and let him know the Enbridge Northern Gateway project needs a comprehensive public inquiry, not a rubber stamp.

The current approval process run by National Energy Board NEB and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency CEAA is set up to assess how a project proceeds, not if a project proceeds. It won’t consider the consequences of eliminating the longstanding tanker ban, the impact of pipelines on the expansion of the tar sands, nor the projects relationship to Canada’s policy on global warming.

Write the Prime Minister and tell him that proposals to ship half the current production of the Alberta tar sands to Asia via pipeline to tankers in the waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest needs real scrutiny.

Click hear to send a letter to the Prime Minister and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

www.dogwoodinitiative.org/notankers/actions/letter-demanding-real-scrutiny

The comment period for the scope of the NEB/CEAA review ends April 14th so don’t delay.

I just sent my letter, for what it’s worth. It’s easy to roll your eyes and say What good will it do?, but c’mon, folks. This is still a democracy we live in, and the politicians still have to be elected by popular vote. Besides, look at the world we are handing off to our children. Do you want to look them in the eye in 20 years and say (or think, because you won’t have the heart to say it), “I didn’t even try”?

Try!

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