British Columbia’s provincial parks open for fracking, oil and mining

– a note from Trevor Goward

Dear Friends of Speak to the Wild

Parks are supposed to be forever: a legacy to future generations. Or so the story goes.

Last week, the B.C. government passed a law that empowers oil, gas and mining companies to open up BC’s provincial parks for industrial activity.

Resource companies can now apply for permits to drill exploratory wells, build roads and dig giant test pits in the name of pipeline and transmission line “research”. They can also apply to have park boundaries changed if and when that seems expedient.

Unless we act now to have this law revoked, we can look forward to an endless and probably futile series of battles to maintain the status quo.

More than 100,000 of letters of protest have been received by the BC Ministry of Environment to date. You can add your voice to the choir by linking below.

http://action.sumofus.org/a/bc-parks-open-oil-gas-mining/?sub=taf

Such are the times we live in…

Best wishes

Trevor

P.S. Should you have any righteous indignation to spare, you might also wish to comment on the BC government’s plans to open 85% of B.C.’s agricultural lands to fracking and such. Link here:

http://wcel.org/resources/environmental-law-alert/tell-bc-government-hands-our-food-security

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