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ACTION ALERT: Tanker project needs real scrutiny

The Dogwood Initiative writes, “The approval process for tar sands related tankers and pipelines in British Columbia is inadequate and time is running out to get our voice heard. We only have until Tuesday April 14th.”

They ask that you “Write to Stephen Harper and let him know the Enbridge Northern Gateway project needs a comprehensive public inquiry, not a rubber stamp.”

“The current approval process run by the National Energy Board (NEB) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is set up to assess how a project proceeds, not if a project proceeds. It won’t consider the consequences of eliminating the longstanding tanker ban, the impact of pipelines on the expansion of the tar sands nor the projects relationship to Canada’s policy on global warming.”

“Write the Prime Minister and tell him that proposals to ship half the current production of the Alberta  tar sands to Asia via pipeline to tankers in the waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest needs real scrutiny.”

“The comment period for the scope of the NEB/CEAA review ends Tuesday April 14th so don’t delay.”

To send a letter to the Prime Minister and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency please go to or