One of the ways you can help is by making the government aware of your concern and opinion- see an example letter and addresses from the Pacific Wild website below: (visit their site for more)
Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper,
I strongly oppose bringing crude oil to the Great Bear Rainforest.
The proposed plan to build a crude oil pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the North Coast is the wrong choice for British Columbia. Allowing this pipeline to be built and oil tanker traffic in the pristine waters of the Great Bear Rainforest would undermine the conservation gains already made and the way of life of the coastal First Nations people.
More than 80 percent of British Columbians oppose crude oil tanker traffic on the North Coast and the coastal First Nations have declared a ban under their traditional laws. This project would be a major, long-term investment in dirty oil development at a time when B.C. and Canada should be investing in the clean energy economy.
We have the opportunity to set an example here. To show how we deal with the last few wild places on our planet and more importantly, for how we honor and respect the rights and traditions of First Nations and all indigenous people.
I strongly urge you to have the foresight and ingenuity to move forward with a plan that will move British Columbia, and Canada, into the future instead of clinging to the status quo.
Thank you for your time.
The marine environment falls under Federal jurisdiction in Canada. To write a letter about the proposed tanker moratorium being lifted write to:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Minister of Fisheries & Oceans,
The Hon. Gail Shea
Minister of Natural Resources Canada
The Hon. Christian Paradis
Mailing Address: House of Commons
Telephone: (613) 996-7046
Fax: (613) 992-0851
86 Main Street East (Main Office)
Telephone: (905) 693-0166
Fax: (905) 693-0704
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