Did you know that pipeline company Kinder Morgan is already doing “research” in our provincial parks?
In November 2013, the BC Ministry of the Environment issued a park use permit to Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P., which allows the company to conduct “research” related to building a pipeline through five BC protected areas: Finn Creek Provincial Park; North Thompson River Provincial Park; Lac Du Bois Grasslands Protected Area; Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area; and Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.
Did you know that bees and pollinators are in rapid decline? A deadly class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (neo-nicoteen-oids) has been linked to a frightening number of bee deaths all over the world. The European Union has already banned neonicotinoids, but here in Canada, they're still widely used.
On Monday, March 24th, a controversial new Bill was passed into law, essentially paving the way for egregious development in BC's beloved parks and protected areas – including pipelines, transmission lines and roads.
Bill 4: The Park Amendment Act was introduced by the BC government on February 13, 2014, with no public consultation, and was promptly passed through the Legislature. The Bill is particularly concerning because it allows permits to be granted for industrial "research" in parks, and opens the door for the removal of lands from these areas for industrial purposes.