Lhe Lin Liyin of the Grassroots Wet'suwet'en comment on Enbridge launch of 2011 Ride to Conquer Cancer
Mel Bazil, Lhe Lin Liyin of the Grassroots Wet'suwet'en in Northern BC whose community will be directly impacted by the the proposed pipelines to transport tar sands crude to the coast of BC, had the following comment on the Enbridge launch of their 2011 Ride to Conquer Cancer. (http://www.enbridge.com/InYourCommunity/CommunityInvestment/HealthandSafety/EnbridgeRidetoConquerCancer.aspx)
"National Energy Board and Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, Proposed Trailbreaker pipeline expansion, Expansion of Alberta Clipper Pipeline, Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline to Texas, and proposed link pipeline through Unceded Occupied Lubicon Territory to approved MacKenzie Pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject in Northern Alberta represents expansion of the sickening and cancer causing Tar Sands Extraction and storage of Tailings; which brings our communities to believe that their proposed activity is not going to happen, and that their existing movement of carcinogenic fluids must stop.
When we heard the news that Enbridge portends to raise money for Cancer Research in their 2011 Ride to Conquer Cancer while their pipelines move carcinogenic fluids to and from the Tar Sands, and that communities downstream and downwind from the Tar Sands have high rates of very rare cancers diagnosed, we decide to speak out against the 'healthwashing'.
Enbridge Inc would show greater responsibility in preventing cancers by stopping their movement of carcinogenic fluids, helping community shut down the Tar Sands, and truly promote wellness by supporting communities, especially when those communities decide against deadly and toxic GigaProjects, that is the entire scope of the Tar Sands, including pipelines, refineries, tankers, and the tar sands fuel market.
We of the Lhe Lin Liyin of the Grassroots Wet'suwet'en stand with the communities who resist Tar Sands and speak in protest against Enbridge's so called Ride to Conquer Cancer."
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
1 250 877 2805
**Sierra Club Prairie supports the efforts of directly impacted community advocates to speak for themselves in protecting the health and integrity of their communities and ecosystems.