The Fort St. James Sustainability Group is planning a rally in Fort as part of a national day of action.
The Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities national day of action, initiated by the group Defend Our Coast, is planning rallies across B.C. to oppose the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
The rally in Fort St. James is planned for Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in Spirit Square.
The Fort St. James Sustainability Group said they are hoping to bring together a diverse group from the community, including rural residents, First Nations and those living in town.
“We call on Christy Clark to stand strong for B.C.,” said Brenda Gouglas of the Sustainability Group in a release. “The Province’s submission to the Joint Review Panel for Northern Gateway acknowledged that, ‘For most open ocean spills, no oil from a spill is recovered, the oil remains in the environment,’ and a recent report released by the province outlined B.C.’s inadequate spill response capability. Given these realities, Christy Clark must uphold her rejection of this project.”
The group is hoping to draw attention to the issue and rally opponents to the pipeline prior to the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel decision release expected in December.