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British Columbia is of huge biological importance. It is home to the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. The forest provides habitat for a great diversity of birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, and invertebrates. The rivers are essential for salmon, one of the most important species on the coast. An oil spill would devastate salmon populations, the foundation species on the coast. This would lead to an ecological disaster. The forests wouldn't receive nutrients from dead salmon carcasses and marine mammals, Orcas in particular. They would lose their main source of food.

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Letter to
Canadian Prime Minister  Stephen Harper
Premier of British Columbia Christy Clark
Minister of the Environment, Canada Leona Aglukkaq
and 1 other
Minister of Natural Resources, Canada Greg Rickford
Dear Ministers,

Firstly, I would like to say for the majority of British Columbian's and Canadians, we are very disappointed in the government's approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline. British Columbia is of huge biological importance. Home to the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, the forest provides habitat for a great diversity of birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, and invertebrates. The rivers are essential for salmon, one of the most important species on the coast. An oil spill would kill salmon, the foundation species on the coast. This would lead to an ecological disaster. The forests wouldn't receive nutrients from dead salmon carcasses and marine mammals, orcas in particular, would lose their main source of food.

That is why your governments must stop pipelines destined for British Columbia's coast. A spill would wipe out salmon and other important fish that First Nations depend on. This would seriously disturb the balance of coastal ecosystems.

Rough coastal weather conditions and the narrow waterways that these tankers would have to navigate clearly states that it's not a question of if an oil spill would occur, but when and how large. In addition, the noise of the ships would create a large disturbance to marine mammals, that depend on these quiet waters for communication.

In addition, to produce this oil, the Tar sands would increase their production by 32% and further warm our planet. Please reject these pipeline once and for all.

Sincerely,

Sam MacTavish