Canadian officials have just made a decision that threatens the environment and economy of Washington. The massive Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline threatens our shared waters, shared economies, and our shared climate.
If built, the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline would result in nearly a seven-fold increase in dangerous tar sands oil tanker traffic, or 37 additional tankers and barges every month, transporting crude oil through the Salish Sea shared by Washington and British Columbia. A tar sands oil spill would devastate the Salish Sea, destroying tribal treaty-reserved fishing rights and commercial fisheries, fouling shorelines and beaches, and dooming the orca whales that call these waters home.
We call on Governor Inslee, Senators Murray and Cantwell, and Washington’s entire federal delegation to communicate the urgency and significance of our opposition to this project to Canadian Federal decision makers and British Columbian Provincial officials.