Sample Call Script
My name is _____ and I live in (place name). I’m calling to let (MP’s name) know I do not want to see public money spent financing Pieridae Energy’s proposed Goldboro LNG project in Nova Scotia.
Pieridae has asked the federal government for nearly a billion dollars to finance this liquified natural gas project. LNG is not a climate solution; it is a fossil fuel. This project poses environmental and social risks to people in Nova Scotia and beyond. Building new fossil fuel infrastructure is the opposite of climate action.
Goldboro LNG also poses safety risks to Mi’kmaq women. The inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls reported a connection between the presence of transient workers near Indigenous communities, and higher rates of sexual assault, harassment, STIs, and women entering the sex trade. Recently, the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association voiced their opposition to the Goldboro LNG project, and Mi’kmaq chiefs announced consultation with their communities on this issue.
We need to invest in a just transition to a safe, dignified, and low-carbon future. This transition can create jobs, tackle pressing social inequities, and address the climate crisis. Why would we invest in Goldboro LNG when we could invest in a just transition to a brighter future for all people?
I am asking (MP name) to call on Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to reject this and all fossil fuel financing requests.
(if you are just leaving a message) Can you please have (MP) call me back at (your phone number) to discuss this further?