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ACTION ALERT: ‘We Will Not Allow Enbridge’s Gateway Project’

Our recent campaign blog (NEWS: Plans to “punch a hole in the Rockies” for tar sands pipeline) highlighted Council of Canadians concerns with Enbridge’s Gateway Project.

That post can be read at http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=2240.

The Dogwood Initiative has now initiated a letter writing campaign to executives at Husky Energy, the Korea National Oil Corporation, Suncor Energy, Chevron Corporation, Shell Canada Ltd., CNPC Alberta Petroleum Center, and Total E&P Canada Ltd.

The letter that the Dogwood Initiative is encouraging people to send to them states, “If your company signs a commitment, or otherwise announces support for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project, you would be severely underestimating the depth of commitment that British Columbians, Canadians, and particularly BC’s First Nations, have for their coast, rivers and salmon.”

The letter also states, “Much of the pipeline route, and the entire oil tanker route, are through lands and waters where First Nations have never signed treaties with Canada. By committing to Enbridge’s Gateway project against the explicit wishes of several BC First Nations, your company is indicating that you do not respect or recognize the authority of these First Nations over their traditional lands and waters.”

To send your message to these executives that ‘you will not allow Enbridge’s Gateway Project’, please go to http://www.dogwoodinitiative.org/notankers/actions/letters-to-stop-gateway.

This is an urgent matter. The Globe and Mail has reported that, “By early next year… Enbridge expects to announce for the first time that it has secured ’solid’ commercial backing for Gateway… Enbridge plans to submit a full Gateway regulatory filing late this year or early in 2010.”