Our Charter: This is no place for oil tankers
The Great Bear is a global ecological treasure, and its future is in our hands.
The proposed Northern Gateway pipeline would bring millions of barrels of toxic crude oil and hundreds of massive oil tankers each year to this special place. Oil tankers and a pipeline present the unacceptable risk of oil spills that would threaten the ecosystems, jobs, cultures and communities of this region.
Great Bear: Our Crucial Choice
Where does funding for the Canadians for the Great Bear Campaign come from?
This is the future we choose for Canada’s Great Bear. We choose a future that protects the region’s rare Spirit bears, and salmon, whales and wolves. We choose a future that respects First Nations rights and title. A future for the tens of thousands of long-term, Canadian jobs that rely on these healthy ocean and forest ecosystems.
This is also the future we choose for Canada. There are better, more sustainable options for Canada’s economy and future energy security than accelerating our crude oil exports. Canada needs a thoughtful energy strategy that protects our natural heritage, respects deep Canadian values of fairness and inclusiveness, protects Canadian jobs, and safeguards the interests of all Canadians-now and in the future.
Canadians have the opportunity to be good stewards of this global treasure, and good stewards of our country’s future.