Ecojustice Blog – Nature Posted on November 8, 2018 (updated: November 8, 2018)

Tell the NEB to say no to the Trans Mountain project

Devon PageLawyer
K34 breaching by Miles Ritter
Photo by Miles Ritter, via Flickr

Members of the public have until Nov. 20 to submit comments to the National Energy Board for its reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

We need your help to stop the Trans Mountain project — again.

The pipeline expansion would lead to a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic through critical habitat for already-endangered Southern Resident killer whales and raise the risk of a devastating spill off the coast of British Columbia.

As the National Energy Board has acknowledged itself, the additional tankers would also create significant greenhouse gas emissions. This would be a step backwards at a time when we are faced with the critical challenge of shifting to renewable energy sources in order to prevent climate catastrophe.

Thanks to supporters like you, Ecojustice secured a massive victory when the Federal Court ruled in August that the government cannot ignore how the project’s marine shipping impacts will affect this at-risk population of orcas.

Now, we need your help to preserve that victory.

In light of the court’s decision, the government ordered a new Reconsideration of the Trans Mountain project’s marine shipping impacts. Members of the public now have the opportunity to submit letters of comment to the NEB before Nov. 20.

With a tight timeline and many competing interests, it is more important than ever to make sure the NEB hears your concerns about how the project will impact the Southern Residents.

Use the tool below to tell the NEB to say no to the Trans Mountain project. Just enter your information, edit the text to explain why you personally are concerned about the project’s marine shipping impacts, and then hit “Send Your Fax.”

Photo of K39 breaching by Miles Ritter, via Flickr. Image obtained under Creative Commons. 

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