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.