Sierra Club BC released this statement from conservation and climate campaigner Mark Worthing in response to the federal government’s announcement that it will indemnify Kinder Morgan against risks involved in building the Trans Mountain Pipeline
Leadnow, Sierra Club BC, SumOfUs.org and the Wilderness Committee will begin running radio ads Friday urging British Columbians to call their MPs to express their opposition to using public funds to bail out the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project.
In response to today's announcement by the BC government on its plan for encouraging the development of BC's LNG industry, Sierra Club BC’s senior forest and climate campaigner Jens Wieting warns that any new LNG development would spell disaster for the climate.
We welcome today’s announcement of public comment on proposed provincial regulations for oil spill response. It is heartening to see the B.C. government modernizing our environment and public health regulations, and standing up for B.C.’s coast and rivers.
This week we scored another victory on the path to stopping Kinder Morgan. The BC government announced oil spill regulations that will restrict new shipments of diluted bitumen across the province, while announcing a scientific review of the risks of diluted bitumen spills.
We applaud the BC government for defending British Columbians from the environmental, economic, health and safety risks of oil spills. Restricting the transport of diluted bitumen across BC’s rivers and coastline is yet another roadblock facing Kinder Morgan’s already uncertain Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project.