Protect the PlanetSTOP Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX)
Why the TMX Will Endlessly Spill Taxpayers' Money
Trudeau's boondoggle - $21.4 billion and rising - includes a sucker's deal that keeps Canadians forever on the hook, explains economist Robyn Allan. In an article in the Tyee, Allan lays out the true costs of the pipeline. See the article here.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) adaptation report 'a damning indictment of failed global leadership on climate'
The report, issued on February 28, 2022, "is a dire warning about the consequences of inaction," said Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)." For more information, go to the website here.
Petitions and Letters
Tell BC Provincial Minister Conroy to cancel the Trans Mountain salamander salvage permit - Protect the Planet
A sensitive wetland at Bridal Veil Falls in BC is about to be destroyed by Trans Mountain's new pipeline. The wetland is home to threatened salamanders, owls, oregon forest snails as well as hundreds of birds and rare plant species. The BC government has issued a permit to allow Trans Mountain to salvage the salamanders before construction starts in the wetland this fall. Salamander salvages have high mortality rates therefore we want to convince Minister Conroy to cancel the salamander salvage permit to make Trans Mountain go around the wetland or tunnel under the wetland, thereby leaving the wetland, the birds and amphibians and the streams intact. Find out more information and sign the letter here.
Tell Canada's major banks to break up with fossil fuels - Greenpeace
RBC, CIBC, BMO, TD, Scotiabank and Desjardins talk about respecting Indigenous rights and fighting climate change and, yet, they continue to finance fossil fuels. Canada's big 5 banks are among the top twenty-five global banks financing fossil fuels - RBC is the largest financier of fossil fuels in Canada (and fifth largest in the world), followed by Scotiabank, TD, BMO and CIBC. They have steadily increased their support for fossil fuels - providing over $910 BILLION to fossil fuel companies since the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, which demanded strong action to reduce climate catastrophes. Find out more information and sign the letter here.
We live on the stolen & unceded territory of many Nations who have been protectors and friends of the Salish Sea and its watersheds since time immemorial. We are humbly grateful, especially to the host nations of ḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, for allowing & welcoming us to be here, and do this work in a good way on their traditional sacred lands.
We commit to honouring their leadership & being open to their teachings. We are honoured by the chances being offered to work alongside them as protectors of this sacred and beautiful land. In practice we redistribute 50% of all funds raised to Indigenous Land Defenders. We believe Land Back will begin to correct some of the wrongs of the past, and commit to supporting campaigns that lead in that direction.
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(photo credit of hummingbird: Diane Lake)