The public has until August 31, 2012, to provide their comments on Enbridges Northern Gateway project to Canadas National Energy Board.
Whether you support or reject the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project, you only have until August 31, 2012, to express your opinion to Canada’s National Energy Board. That’s the deadline for public input into this controversial pipeline project.
The US Department of Transportation allowed Enbridge to reopen its Wisconsin pipeline which leaked 1,000 barrels of oil in July. For British Columbians, Enbridge’s safety record and response to spills has raised even more red flags about the Northern Gateway project.
Do the economic benefits outweigh the potential danger to the environment? As the pipeline crosses 1.700 kilometres from the Alberta oil sands to Kitimat where the oil will be shipped by tankers to China, for many of us, the risk to our pristine wilderness and wildlife is too big a price to pay.
If you feel passionately about the environment and our dependence on fossil fuels, submit your comments to the National Energy Board. But time is running out. Act today and make your voice heard.