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Powerful BC unions join accord against Northern Gateway

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – More allies are forming to fight against the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.

A solidarity accord has now been launched, and it is being backed by some heavy hitters. The BCTF, Unifor, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment are all on board.

More than 130 First Nations have signed the ‘Save the Fraser’ declaration.

Jim Dehart wit the BC Wilderness Tourism Association also maintains the project is simply too dangerous.

“We feel a risk to our environment, to our homes and to our businesses is unacceptable. If the Enbridge Pipeline is built and if oil tankers are introduced on the north coast, there will be a spill.”

Peter Robinson, the CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation says we need to protect the environment.

“It is an explicit acknowledgement from us about upholding indigenous laws and authority in protecting the health of the Fraser River watershed.”

He says our environment, animals and pristine natural surroundings draw tourists here and that needs to be protected.

A new website has also been launched, urging others to join the fight.