Following is a letter from Kai Nagata on behalf of the Dogwood Initiative.
The tide is turning. Have you felt it?
Yesterday the BC government announced its formal rejection of Kinder Morgan’s expansion proposal, after the Texas pipeline company failed to provide an effective oil spill response plan. In fact, BC environment minister Mary Polak says Kinder Morgan is 0 for 5 in meeting the province’s conditions for heavy oil transport.
After years of debate, we can all be proud of the role the Dogwood community has played in getting BC politicians to stand up for our home.
With our provincial government now officially opposed to the Trans Mountain expansion, Kinder Morgan faces a massive wall of public, First Nations, and government opposition to its reckless oil tanker plan.
Doorstep by doorstep, year after year, Dogwood organizers and allies have worked tirelessly to spark millions of conversations with British Columbians about their hopes and dreams for this province. As the provincial government has finally recognized, that shared vision doesn’t include dangerous oil tanker projects forced on us by foreign corporations.
We haven’t won this battle yet, but the tide is turning and this momentum is thanks to you. Thank you for the tireless work you have done to get us this far. With your support Dogwood Initiative will continue to bring together and empower British Columbians to take back decisions over our air, land and water.
Kai Nagata on behalf of the whole Dogwood Team. To view and share Dogwood Initiative’s graphics/message, click here.