Environment group campaign opposes Alberta to BC pipeline
The environmental group is concerned that the pipeline, which would expand tar sands production by 30 per cent, could devastate the Pacific Coast if a spill were to occur.
The first phase of the campaign will include:
-a mailing to 25,000 homes in the Greater Toronto Area urging Enbridge gas customers to contact the company’s CEO, Patrick Daniel, to stop plans to build the pipeline
-ads in local newspapers with the headline “The biggest cost of Enbridge doesn’t show up on your bill”
-dozens of canvassers going door-to-door asking customers and residents to sign a message to Enbridge.
With the campaign, Environmental Defence joins several B.C. municipalities and First Nations that are also opposed to the proposed pipeline.
In early October 2010, the Union of BC Municipalities passed a resolution opposing the pipeline, while in March 2010, several First Nations issued a similar declaration.
This news item first appeared in our affiliate news service EcoLog Week (10/22/2010). To learn how to subscribe, visit www.ecolog.com.