Ralph 'cleesemeek' Fulber signed Sign the Howe Sound Declaration 2015-04-12 10:34:17 -0700For 30 years I have lived in Britannia Beach. When I moved here, our federal government declared it to be the worst point source of mineral contamination in North America. Across Howe Sound was the Woodfibre Pulp and Paper mill spilling furans and dioxins into the waters and emitting acid rain and CO2. Squamish had a chlorine plant that dumped mercury into the environment that made a lot of the local cherry trees infertile. All of these sources have been cleaned up and Howe Sound is recovering. Herring are back. Blue mussels and algae bloom and flourish, Salmon are returning in record numbers with dophins, orcas and whales also frequenting the waters again. Why would we put this at risk given all the concerns from bad economics to the impact of fracking? Keep Howe Sound the magical place it is and hands off. We have been forgiven our sins once already.20,332 signatures
Howe Sound is world renowned for its wild natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and the vibrant communities we call home. We value intact ecosystems that sustain and support our communities, our livelihoods, and our diverse local economies.
The proposed Woodfibre LNG project is based on faulty economics, will harm marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and poses an unacceptable health and safety risk for the communities of Howe Sound. This project does not fit our values.
We call on the Provincial and Federal governments to reject the Woodfibre LNG project and its associated pipelines and tankers.