Talking to Canada

The good news: Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has selected 1650 individuals and entities (including DoE and our Council) to be a part of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain project review process. The not-so good news: Out of 2118 applications received, they DENIED 468 concerned citizens a voice in the process!

Several other applicants from Washington State and San Juan County are being allowed to participate, including (drum roll, please)…
San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping! That’s us!
Our cohorts at Lopez NoCoalition, Orcas NoCoalition, and FRIENDS of the San Juans have been accepted to comment, too!
This is exactly what should happen — we use our voices to protect what belongs to all of us — safe and clean waters.

Let’s tell them what we think about their plans for all this shipping along our shores. And let’s do this for those 468 who were denied the opportunity, and the billions of wild creatures who aren’t able to participate either.

The deadline for SJIFSS to submit our comment letter is September 9, 2014, so in the next few months, we will be hosting a series of comment-drafting parties. Stay tuned — we will let you know when and where.

UPDATE: The due date for commenting has been extended to March 16, 2015.