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Press Release: Kinder Morgan a "Risky Investment" Warns First Nation ahead of Tuesday IPO May 29, 2017

For Immediate Release – Vancouver (Coast Salish Territory), Monday, May 29th 2017

Have You Voted Yet? May 9, 2017

May 9th is election day in BC.  Have you voted yet?

We have an opportunity to make change a reality in BC.  As an elected member of Council of Tsleil-Waututh Nation I do my best everyday to listen to members of my community.  Now we have the chance to elect a new government that will ensure our voice is heard by the BC government.  My vote matters, and yours does, too.

There are so many reasons to vote to stop Kinder Morgan. We have created a series of web pages with information for you about specific concerns we hope you will consider on election day.

Your vote affects salmon. It affects the economy.  It affects what we do about climate change.  And it affects Tsleil-Waututh Nation and all indigenous people who are defending their ancestral territory.  

These days, I think about my grandfather Chief Dan George a lot. But now more than ever, his words resonate deeply with me. Recently I’ve been thinking about a particular line he wrote.  Maybe you’ve read it before but it’s worth revisiting.

The time will soon be here when my grandchild will long for the cry of a loon, the flash of a salmon, the whisper of spruce needles, or the screech of an eagle. But he will not make friends with any of these creatures and when his heart aches with longing, he will curse me. Have I done all to keep the air fresh? Have I cared enough about the water? Have I left the eagle to soar in freedom? Have I done everything I could to earn my grandchild’s fondness?

Your vote matters and can make a difference.

If you’d like to know more about how your vote affects issues you care about, I urge you to read more here.

This election may be our last chance to get the Kinder Morgan pipeline cancelled by the provincial government. If enough of us vote, we can stop Kinder Morgan once and for all.  

Instead of spending our precious time and energy on fighting this dangerous project, we could be building a sustainable economy together.

Tomorrow I’ll send you a reminder as to go out and vote and encourage your loved ones and colleagues, neighbours and community members to vote too.

Please take a moment and make and share a selfie sign to show you’re against Kinder Morgan with our nifty new tool. It’s a great way to help demonstrate that opposition is widespread and that TWN has a wide range of allies working for change. Thanks.

On behalf of my grandchildren, thank you!

 

 
 

World’s First “Selfie Billboard” PART OF INNOVATIVE TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION ELECTION ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN TO STOP KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE May 2, 2017

To learn more about our “Selfie Billboard” and see it in action, watch our Facebook live stream video:

NEW VIDEO: Kinder Morgan 101 April 7, 2017

Cedar George-Parker and Ben West discussed the Kinder Morgan pipeline at Capilano University on April 3rd. The talk covered the history of Kinder Morgan’s oil spills, the Alberta tar sands, impacts of an oil spill in the Burrard Inlet, how it can be stopped and more! Please share it with your friends and family!

 

You might also be interested in

Would the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline risk British Columbia drinking water? Yes, the proposed pipeline would endanger some of our local sources of drinking water, and threaten Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River in various locations. In some communities, the pipeline would threaten the only water source they have available. The Abbotsford-Sumas aquifer is a drinking water source ...
What would the economic cost of an oil spill be? A 2012 study on the potential economic impact of a tanker spill on ocean-based industries in British Columbia, conducted by the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia estimates that a medium-sized spill on British Columbia's north coast would cost the regional economy up to $189 million.
Would tanker traffic increase if the proposed pipeline was built? Acoustic disturbance: Increased tanker traffic will cause acoustic disruption underwater, and cause marine animals to change their behaviour -- especially culturally important species such as whales and blackfish. For more information, see our page on the pipeline's impacts on whales.

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