To: Prime Minister Trudeau
Your decisions since being made Prime Minister have been opposite to many of the principles that gained you votes. It is time to reverse the pipeline approvals, reject all new pipelines, and start down a different path of forging a modern future for Canada in which its’ citizens matter, not corporations.
I live in Dodge Cove, B.C. We are a small community that is threatened with the CNOOC-Nexen Aurora LNG liquefaction and export terminal within 1/2 km away from our community, and within 3 km away from Prince Rupert. How is it possible in this day and age, with all that we know about human health and the oil and gas industry carcinogens, that a proposal this size is even suggested to be this close to my family and myself?
One of the largest LNG terminals proposed in Canada, Aurora LNG will fence us off from the rest of our small island, wrapping almost entirely around us, and even overlap into our greenspace and watershed. CNOOC-Nexen claims we will change from a “Maritime community” to an “industrial neighbour”. The human health impacts are known, and are being ignored in the very questionable and entirely dismissive Environmental Assessment.
In our first world country that is to uphold human rights, and accepting refugees from other countries, it is very ironic that you will be creating your own LNG refugees. There is no possible way that our 100 year old community will be able to live here if this proposal is approved.
Why fossil-fuels, why 40 year deals, how can you commit to Paris and keeping the world under 1.5 degrees, then turn around and approve these projects?
The main question for Dodge Cove would be: why this location?
I would very much appreciate a response to my questions.
Sarah C. Brown
Long-time resident of Dodge Cove, B.C.
cc. Jennifer Rice
cc. Nathan Cullen