Standing up for the Great Bear Rainforest

Standing up for the Great Bear Rainforest

Are you concerned about the Enbridge proposal to build a crude oil pipeline from Alberta to the north coast of BC? Are you worried about the threat the pipeline poses to our rivers and salmon and that it would bring tankers to the Great Bear Rainforest? Now is the time to speak up and make your voice heard!

Community hearings as part of the federal review of the Enbridge pipeline proposal will likely take place in January-March 2012. Caitlyn Vernon (author of Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest, Fall 2011) as part of her work with the Sierra Club, is organizing people to form “a presence” at these hearings.

By signing up to say a few words at the hearings, and by spreading the word to your friends and neighbors, you can help ensure that the panel holds a public hearing in a community near you. Dates and locations will be determined by who signs up.

You don’t need to be an expert to speak to the panel. Even just a few words will do. Anyone can sign up, but if you want to make a statement you need toregister by October 1st. 

If you feel anxious about speaking into a microphone, unsure of what you would say, or if you would like more information about the process, call the Sierra Club at 250-386-5255 – ext 222, or send an email with your questions to

Some of us here at Orca definitely fall into the “intimidated to speak at a microphone” camp, but we believe this issue is too important for that to matter. Please join us by registering to speak in your community.

Make your voice heard. Sign up now.

Learn more about the proposed Enbridge pipeline and the issues involved by visiting the Sierra Club website at

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