A new pipeline from Alberta to its Westridge Terminal in Burrard Inlet and quintuple to an estimated 360 per year the number of tankers through the Port of Vancouver and Salish Sea carrying raw tar sands bitumen to foreign refineries. A single large spill, or several smaller ones over time, including regular spillage during tanker loading, could be devastating to local tourism-based economies and the already vulnerable marine ecosystems upon which people and communities in BC depend. Also, Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project will bring the first ever bulk crude oil tankers, including supertankers, to BC’s northern coast and Great Bear Rainforest.
Help Elizabeth ensure BC coastal waters are crude oil tanker-free, forever. Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
11706 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.
Your petitioners call upon the House of Commons to establish a permanent ban on crude oil tankers on the west coast of Canada to protect BC’s fisheries, tourism, coastal communities and natural ecosystems, forever.