Thursday, 31 May 2018

Canadians only - official petition to block the federal buyout of the #KinderMorgan pipeline

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE WIDELY: , which has no potential buyers and whose product has no market. Stop the use of public money to buy out a Texas oil company. … #cdnpoli #bcpoli House of Commons E-petitions Please note that e-mail addresses from the Government of Canada may not be used to create, support, or sign an e-petition. Subscribe to RSS Feed E-1722 (OIL AND GAS) 42nd Parliament Initiated by harald Hommel from North Saanich, British Columbia, on May 31, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT) keywords Oil and gasTrans Mountain pipeline The Petition is open for signature until September 28, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT)  Petition details PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA Whereas: The Trudeau administration has announced it will spend $4.5 billion of public funds on acquiring the existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan; This $4.5 billion is not inclusive of construction costs for the expansion, projected to increase the cost of the deal to over $11 billion; The pipeline was valued at $550 million by Kinder Morgan in 2007; The expansion still has to pass the National Energy Board's 157 conditions and over a dozen court challenges before it can be built; During the election, Trudeau promised to overhaul the Harper administration’s deeply flawed pipeline approval process, respect Indigenous rights, and end fossil fuel subsidies; A diluted bitumen spill would devastate local ecosystems and economies on the West Coast, or any area surrounding the 800 bodies of water its path crosses; There is no proven way to clean up a diluted bitumen spill in a marine environment; Shipping out unprocessed diluted bitumen to refineries in other countries ships out Canadian jobs; and The Trans Mountain expansion will: lock in oil-sands production growth that cannot be reconciled with Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments, increase the risk of a diluted bitumen spill, violate the rights of Indigenous communities along the pipeline route, threaten Indigenous communities reliant on the marine environment for their livelihood and cultural practices. We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to immediately halt any plans to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline or otherwise support its expansion.  Sponsor Elizabeth May Saanich—Gulf Islands Green Party British Columbia  History Open for signature : May 31, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT) Closed for signature : September 28, 2018, at 4:22 p.m. (EDT)  Signatures (436) Province / Territory Signatures Alberta 8 British Columbia 297 Manitoba 5 New Brunswick 9 Newfoundland and Labrador 5 Northwest Territories 9 Nova Scotia 9 Ontario 75 Prince Edward Island 7 Quebec 7 Saskatchewan 4 Yukon 1