A Public Forum.
Kairos Vernon is presenting No Tankers No Pipelines at All Saints Anglican Church, 3205 27 Street, on Wednesday April 2nd from 7-9 pm.
This video and power point presentation features Jim Cooperman, president of the Shuswap Environmental Action Society. Believing that what you don’t know CAN hurt you, Cooperman will provide his insightful perspective on the politics, pollution problems, and passions surrounding pipelines, tar sands and fracking while addressing their extensive environmental and economic impacts. Everyone is welcome to come and be inspired to “be the change you wish to see” in the world with this timely talk from an impassioned advocate for positive change.
130 First Nations chiefs have signed the Fraser Declaration opposing the pipeline. As well, the Union of BC Municipalities passed two resolutions at its 2011 convention opposing tanker traffic on the West Coast and the proposed pipeline. The Alberta Federation of Labour opposes the pipeline project and told the review panel, “The Northern Gateway pipeline is not in the public interest because it would result in the loss of tens of thousands of potential jobs in upgrading, refining and petro-chemical production.”
Robyn Allen former ICBC CEO warned in a recent report that completion of the pipeline would result in higher fuel costs to Canadians and that “it represents a windfall of economic benefit to oil producers without addressing the costs to Canadians.”
There is a growing awareness that B.C. would have to absorb all the environmental risks of this project, including jeopardizing its fishery and tourism industries.
The pipeline is proposed to go through the Coast Range Mountains and cross and follow many streams and rivers. Yet, Kitimat has had two earthquakes just in the last year.
Sammy Robinson, Haisla First Nation Elder and carver, who resides in Kitimat where tankers as long as the Empire State building is tall will depart when asked “What is the likelihood of a tar sands tanker spill?” he replied, “I know there will be an accident, no ifs about it.”
Donations will be accepted at the door if you wish to donate towards expenses.
Everyone is welcome to attend!!