Landmark Vote Against Oil Tankers on the Horizon
September 17th, 2012 - British Columbia - Great news! You can help make history when local governments from across B.C. come together in Victoria in two weeks.
The Union of B.C. Municipalities is voting for a third straight year on a resolution related to oil pipeline and tanker proposals.
And this year’s resolution takes the cake.
Sponsored by the municipality of Saanich, Resolution A8 recognizes that:
“A crude oil spill would have devastating and long lasting effects on British Columbia’s unique and diverse coast, which provides critical marine habitat and marine resources that sustain the social, cultural, environmental and economic health of coastal and First Nations communities”.
It calls on the Union of B.C. Municipalities to:
“Oppose projects that would lead to the expansion of oil tanker traffic through B.C.’s coastal waters…and urge the Premier of British Columbia, the Leader of the Official Opposition and members of the Legislative Assembly to use whatever legislative and administrative means that are available to stop [this] expansion of oil tanker traffic.”
This would be the strongest statement in defence of our coast ever passed collectively by B.C.’s local governments. It would signal opposition not only to Enbridge and Kinder Morgan's proposals, but any other project folks in the oil patch can dream up to bring more crude oil tankers through B.C. waters.
You can help pass this motion.
Please don't demand, just say "It would be awesome if you did this." The more love and support our local politicians receive to support this resolution the higher the chance it will actually pass.
That's it. One important step and you help make history.
For the coast,
Eric, Emma, Celine and Karl
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