Parks not pipelines

Today there was a full page colour ad in the Times Colonist, and a press release (attached), highlighting concerns with Bill 4 which will open up BC Parks to industrial activity including pipelines. Signatories include BC Wildlife Federation, BCGEU, and a long list of enviros.

Apparently Bill 4 was passed yesterday. But we will be continuing to push on this. There was a complete lack of public consultation. Since the introduction of this Bill, CPAWS and a collection of other ENGOs have collected nearly 10,000 letters and petition signatures trying to get this bill stopped.

We want parks, not pipelines. Please share this facebook graphic https://www.facebook.com/SierraClubBC/photos/a.170990316428.124831.136350861428/10152083331356429/?type=1&theater

If you know people in the BC interior, I think the pipelines in parks problem is a good hook to get them involved in the pipeline campaigns. As indicated by BC Wildlife Federation signing on to this ad and release. Let’s use this moment to build up some momentum in the interior.

Possible tweets:

Changes to Park Act pave the way for pipelines in #BCParks; Bill 4 opposed by @BCWildlife @Sierra_BC @bcgeu http://shar.es/BWcWF #bcpoli

Parks are for people&wildlife not pipelines, ask @christyclarkbc to reject #Bill4 and protect #BCparks http://on.fb.me/1gmQBfo #bcpoli

Is 2014 the year #BCparks change forever? Act now to keep pipelines out of our parks, ask @christyclarkbc to reject Bill 4 #bcpoli

Thanks,
Caitlyn

Caitlyn Vernon
Campaigns Director
Sierra Club BC

#301-2994 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4
Tel: (250) 386-5255 x222 Fax: (250) 386-4453
Cell: (250) 896-3500 www.sierraclub.bc.ca

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