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June 2014

Help us save the Spirit Bear Coast from destruction!

Save the Spirit Bear Coast!

Just days from now, Canada’s federal government will decide whether to approve the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline, which threatens to destroy the rainforest home of some of the very last Spirit Bears on Earth. Urge the B.C. Premier to stand strong against this tar sands disaster in the making!

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Dear NRDC BioGems Defender,

We’ve reached a turning point in our fight to stop the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline from destroying the spectacular Spirit Bear Coast.

Just days from now, Canada’s federal government will decide whether or not to approve this reckless venture. If it does, all eyes will turn toward British Columbia’s Premier -- Christy Clark -- whose province is home to the Spirit Bear Coast and has the most at stake.

Please tell Premier Clark to reject this destructive pipeline and save the Spirit Bear’s rainforest home from disaster.

The pipeline, proposed by energy giant Enbridge, would carry 500,000 barrels a day of the world's dirtiest oil from the Alberta tar sands through the coastal rainforest home of the elusive Spirit Bear. It would jeopardize a way of life for dozens of First Nations communities who have depended on this rich ecosystem for thousands of years.

Premier Clark has stated her formal opposition to Enbridge’s outrageous scheme. But she is under intense pressure to change her position.

That’s why it’s more important than ever that we call on her to stand strong and say No to the Northern Gateway pipeline -- while she still can.

If the pipeline is approved by the federal government, NRDC will be campaigning hard alongside our First Nations allies to block this tar sands pipeline from moving forward. In that case we’ll be calling on you for help in the critical weeks and months ahead.

Make no mistake: The Northern Gateway pipeline could put one of our continent’s last and greatest wild places one oil spill away from catastrophe.

Please join with me and NRDC at this crucial moment and send a message to Premier Clark right now. Urge her to respect the wishes of the First Nations and others across British Columbia by rejecting the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline.

Sincerely,

Frances

Frances Beinecke
President
Natural Resources Defense Council

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