Momentum grows for environmental protection of British Columbia's marine and terrestrial biodiversity.
Representatives at Convention of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) passed three resolutions against offshore oil and gas exploration, oil tankers on the BC north coast and the proposed Enbridge oil pipeline on October 1, 2010.
"This is a significant blow to Enbridge's proposal to transport Alberta's tar sands oil to the west coast of Canada," said Ian McAllister of Pacific Wild. "The UBCM represents the voice of cities across British Columbia and these resolutions send a strong message to the BC government."
These municipalities join forces with BC's First Nations community and conservation groups.
Congratulations to all the groups and activists who worked so effectively to help inform the UBCM. The iLCP is proud to have been able to play a small role in this important fight.