The Northern Gateway Pipeline (also known as the Enbridge pipeline), is a proposed pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands across hundreds of rivers and streams to the rugged coast of BC. A Joint Review Panel of three people will be taking testimony and reviewing evidence for the next two years. At the end, this panel will decide whether the proposed pipeline will go forward, putting millions of acres of wildlife habitat and traditional First Nations territory at risk.
EcoSociety hosted an organizing meeting on February 23. Over 60 people attended, and more than twenty stuck around after the presentations to organize some actions. Here are the groups that are forming, along with their next meeting date:
- Support Intervenors: email email@example.com to sign up as a resource for intervenors
- Petition Drive Contact David firstname.lastname@example.org
- T-Shirt making: Contact Dylan 250 359 8009
- School outreach Contact Shannon 250 354 1743
- Earth Day Concert Email email@example.com
- Stop the Pipeline Party & Caravan Contact Keith: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in helping out with these initiatives, please contact the project leader or attend the meeting!
Joint Review Panel
If you want to make a difference but don't want to work on a project, you can contact the Joint Review Panel (JRP). Here is the link for the online letter of comment to the JRP for the Northern Gateway Project.
When you visit the page you will see the this message: If you would like to submit a letter of comment, please use the electronic form on this website or send your own letter to the address or fax number below:"
Secretary to the Joint Review Panel
Enbridge Northern Gateway Project 444
Seventh Avenue S.W.
toll free fax: 1-877-288-8803
That gets your letter to the review panel.
According to the website, you will also NEED to submit your letter to Northern Gateway, the shell company that Enbridge has set up for the pipeline:
Kenneth MacDonald VP, Law and Regulatory Affairs
Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc. 30th Floor
425 –1st Street SW Calgary, Alberta
Abby Dorval Manager, Regulatory Affairs Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.
30th Floor, 425 – 1st Street SW
Richard Neufeld, Q.C.
Barrister & Solicitor Fraser Milner Casgrain
15th Floor, 850 – 2nd Street SW