There are three proposals to bring more and bigger oil supertankers to British Columbia'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.
You can't eliminate and can't predict oil spills. They happen because humans make mistakes and machines break.
A single oil spill could devastate lives, livelihoods, cultures and wildlife on our coast.
There's no need to accept the risk. Far more jobs would be put at risk than created in B.C., and since oil is non-renewable we think it's better to keep more Canadian oil in Canada for our children to use if they need to.
Together, we can create victory for our coast. Sign this petition to stop more supertanker traffic along B.C.’s coast!
Your petitioners recognize these declarations and the authority exercised therein, and call upon Parliament and the Legislature to use whatever means are available to stop the expansion of oil supertanker traffic through B.C.’s coastal waters.