It’s Orca Action Month and next week is a one of taking action for our orca friends by stopping a pipeline and its tankers.
In August 2019, we took the power we have to say “No!” to Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline. We wrote to their primary insurer, Zurich Insurance Group, and they heard us! Zurich dropped coverage of the proposed pipeline expansion.
Recently, Argo Group announced they would also drop coverage for this bad idea of a project.
Trans Mountain tried to keep their insurers secret, but we know who they are. Now, we have more insurance companies to convince!
How? Our fellow orca friends at Friends of the San Juans have events and ideas:
Take Action to Support Southern Resident Killer Whales! Tell Insurance Companies: Stop Providing Coverage for Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline
The orcas thank you, Safe Shippers!
Stand.earth: Un-insuring Trans Mountainhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-29/trans-mountain-wins-petition-to-keep-insurers-confidential
Reuters: “Zurich Insurance drops cover for Trans Mountain oil pipeline”https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-pipeline-climate-insurance/zurich-insurance-drops-cover-for-trans-mountain-oil-pipeline-idUSKCN24N2MU
Bloomberg: “Oil Sands Pipeline Wins Bid to Hide Insurers From Activists”https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-29/trans-mountain-wins-petition-to-keep-insurers-confidential
Global News: “Insurance provider for Trans Mountain pipeline says it won’t renew policy”https://globalnews.ca/news/7919480/insurance-provider-trans-mountain-pipeline-renewal/