There are three proposals to bring more and bigger oil supertankers to B.C.’s coast, so that Alberta’s oilsands crude can be shipped to China and Asia. If this is allowed to happen, most British Columbians would benefit little and B.C.’s resplendent coast would be threatened by oil spills. The Alberta and federal governments are pushing for these oil tankers. They’re using a review process that’s rigged in their favour. But B.C. has a history of defending its coast and an epic struggle is underway.
We want the federal government to pass legislation banning crude oil tankers forever from B.C.’s north coast. We want the provincial government to support this measure. And we want local governments to intervene to stop expansion past Vancouver, Victoria and the Gulf Islands.
How We Win
By getting a majority of federal, provincial and local politicians on side. How do we get that? Basically, by building a really, really big network of people. The more people who sign the petition, the better we will be able to organize together and be successful.