– 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. Continue reading