Let’s Stop the Enbridge PipelineEco living, Jan 7, 2012
Ever since Harper, the anti-science Prime Minister, aka Canada’s George W. Bush, has taken over Parliament he has made a conscious effort to divert money from research and development of green energy (geothermal, wind, solar, etc) and invest it in development and PR for the Alberta tar sands. If the plans for the Keystone Pipeline, routed to go through the Nebraskan tars sands weren’t bad enough, another company, called Enbridge, wants to build a pipeline from the tar sands and through British Columbia to the coast so the Tories can open up the Northwest Passage to feed oil to China and Japan. Both the routes of the pipeline and the Northwest Passage are extremely sensitive and precious ecosystems, home to bears, cougars, deers, orcas and seals, not to mention running across rivers and streams that are vital to providing water to us humans. What is worse is that Enbridge is hardly a responsible, accident-free company, and their pipelines are known to burst and malfunction often.
I implore you, yourKloset readers, write the Harper government and voice your opinion to oppose the development of dirty oil! Yes, it is vital to running our society as we know it, but we really should be taking steps to wean ourselves off the dependency of oil. Click on the links below to learn more, and to write your MP and let your voice be heard! Together we can beat this; we need to make our politicians answer to us, and not be apathetic to the causes that are important to us and our children’s future.