Deleted Islands

We can all write letters like this. If they get enough of them, they might think twice!

To: 

- Oil, Gas and Alternate Energy Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada

 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

 - Environment Minister Catherine McKenna,

MP: Gord Johns (Courtenay—Alberni)

 

Dear Canadian government: 

 

Last night I watched a great documentary movie, "Coastal Tarsands - Journey to Deleted Islands" by Richard Boyce, Island Bound Media. This movie shows two kayakers going through the channels that the North Coast tankers would go through. It also  looks at some of the Cumulative Effects of the proposed pipeline from Alta's Tarsands through 2 Mountain Ranges and out to Kitimat, where gigantic tankers would then be towed by tugs out through small channels, having to make turns of greater than 90 degrees, to other small channels - which were all deleted during the spin doctoring of Enbridge's advertising campaigns. Numerous other boats are already using these channels (smaller of course) and the cumulative effect needs to be reviewed. 

The reality is the idea of building these pipelines, going across literally thousands of streams, 2 mtn. ranges, and then forcing their Port onto Kitimat, who voted against the project, is morally and environmentally catastrophic!

WHY DO PRIVATE COMPANIES RUN THIS COUNTRY? HARPER'S DIRTY DEAL WITH CHINA, WHICH REQUIRES THAT CANADA SELL OUR OIL TO CHINA, MUST BE OVERTURNED! 

 

TODAY IS THE WARMEST DAY ON RECORD HERE ON THE COAST OF BC. THE OCEAN TEMPERATURES ARE RISING - AND OFF THE CHARTS! http://grist.org/climate-energy/this-chart-of-rising-ocean-temperatures-...

 

WE MUST TAKE ALL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INTO THE SCIENTIFIC PICTURE.

 

Really, we must put into effect immediate benefits for new companies to produce renewable energy (and NOT LNG!!!). We must give benefits to consumers, so they can take up the cost of retrofitting their homes for solar and wind. 

 

I LIVE ON AN ISLAND OFF-GRID. I USE SOLAR ENERGY AND 24 VOLT SYSTEM. I WORK FROM HOME AND MY COMPUTER. IT'S EASY....!

 

While I am pleased that the Canadian government intends to analyze the “upstream” emissions from major oil and gas projects, the government was elected on a promise to analyze all “greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the projects.” The global atmosphere knows no borders, and you can’t evaluate the costs and benefits of these projects while ignoring a major part of the costs.  

 

The US government evaluates the upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions of projects in its environmental assessments, and Canada should do no less.

 

 

Sincerely,

Sheila Harrington

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