Tell the Canadian Government: Trans Mountain pipeline hurts Washington too

Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project stored in Northern BC.
<p><strong>This is what climate denial looks like.</strong>&nbsp;How does a government-run regulatory body admit that a project would be terribly damaging to the environment, then go ahead and approve the pipeline anyway? The National Energy Board and Trudeau's cabinet ministers \ are ignoring their responsibilities.</p>

<p>This isn't a new thing. This climate inquiry was the same kind that the NEB required for the Energy East pipeline. <strong>Why is a full climate assessment needed for some pipelines, but not others? Why is the National Energy Board supporting pipelines, not regulating them?</strong></p>

<p>Trudeau and his cabinet ministers are responsible for the National Energy Board.&nbsp;<strong>Tell Justin Trudeau and his cabinet ministers to denying Trans Mountain's full&nbsp;effect&nbsp;on climate change. Send a letter now.</strong></p>

The Canadian Government has set June 18th as the deadline to decide whether or not to re-issue the permits for the Trans Mountain pipeline. Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet need to hear from as many people as possible before then, so that they understand the groundswell of opposition to the toxic tar sands project. Use this form to send a personalized letter to Ministers Monsef, Qualtrough, Duncan, Hajdu, Chagger, Champagne, Gould, Hussen, Petitpas, Regan, Rodriguez, Blair, Ng, Tassi, Wilkinson, Lametti, Jordan, Murray, MacAulay, Bennett, LeBlanc, Bains, Morneau, Duclos, Freeland, Garneau, Bibeau, Carr, Joly, Lebouthillier, McKenna, Sajjan and Sohi, along with Prime Minister Trudeau. 

You can use the talking points we've included as a starting point, but please put things into your own words as much as possible — personal emails are so much more powerful than form letters. 

This project would increase both the likelihood and the severity of a major oil spill on the West Coast.  

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected to increase the number of oil tankers originating in the Westridge Marine Terminal from 50 a year to over 400 a year — at least a 700% increase. In addition to the cumulative impacts of vessel traffic to marine life, including the critically endangered Southern Resident orcas, this project increases the risk of a catastrophic oil spill to an unacceptable rate. A study commissioned by the City of Vancouver shows that there is 79-87% likelihood of a major oil spill. 

Now is the time to act. Let the Trudeau Cabinet know that they must say no to this pipeline if they want to be seen as climate leaders.

Send your letter now


To maximize your effectiveness, use your own words as much as you can.