- Published on Monday, 28 November 2016 12:30
- Written by editor
Urgent: The Trudeau government could approve the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline tomorrow.
Can you help us flood his inbox with messages urging him to reject the project now?
Urgent: Trudeau could approve the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline project TOMORROW.
Right now, we need your help to flood Trudeau’s inbox with as many emails as possible urging him to reject the project. Already, nearly, 6,5000 of us have sent emails -- and we want to keep a steady flow of emails through until tomorrow so he heels the heat.
We have to remind Trudeau that at the end of the day, he's going to have to answer to us.
The Trudeau government was supposed to make its final decision on the pipeline months ago, but because of massive opposition and a review process the government itself admitted was flawed, it added a supplemental review to try and build support for the project.
With just one day to go before the federal government is set to make an announcement on the project, can you help remind Trudeau that the final decision always has been and always will be "no"?
No supplemental review process can change that, particularly a flawed one like this. Dozens of First Nations have formed a wall of opposition to the project, hundreds of thousands of community members have taken to the streets and online to protest this pipeline, and local governments have rejected the project.
This week, we delivered 300,000 petitions to Prime Minister Trudeau in office with partners, and now we need to make sure that Trudeau hears from us again and again. And again.
A flood of emails will remind him that the people that elected him are paying attention and won’t stand for this project being approved.
First Nations who have lived off the land since time immemorial have said this project cannot be built. And this project can’t happen without their free, prior and informed consent.
Those living along the project route know that it is not a question of if the pipeline will spill, but when. And there is no way that Kinder Morgan can mitigate the damage to the the orca population if this project is built -- they will literally go extinct.
And the need to stop this project goes beyond national borders and is a question of justice. By 2100, there will be 200 million climate refugees because shortsighted governments keep approving projects like this one.
Last weekend, thousands of people marched in the streets in Vancouver, and there were 50 vigils opposing the project throughout the country. The mayor of Vancouver himself warned of the massive protests if the project is approved. Kinder Morgan is so worried it’s been meeting with the RCMP, expecting massive resistance efforts in the scale organized by the brave water defenders at Standing Rock if the project is given a green light.
With the national spotlight on this project right now, let's remind Trudeau the whole world is watching.
Thanks for all you do,
Emma, Angus and the rest of the SumOfUs team
Kinder Morgan decision will have consequences for federal government and beyond, CBC News, 20 November 2016.
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