Environmental groups to hold cross-border town hall meeting on fossil fuel exports in the Salish Sea

VICTORIA – Simultaneous outdoor town hall meetings will be held tomorrow on either side of the Kinder Morgan tar sands tanker route, at Arbutus Cove Park in Saanich, BC, and at Lime Kiln Park on Washington’s San Juan Island. The event will provide information and raise awareness about plans to transform the Salish Sea into a major fossil fuel export corridor, and about the negative impact this shift would have on the marine environment, local economies and the climate.

WHEN:
Wed. August 21, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Arbutus Cove Park
Arbutus Cove Lane (off Gordon Head Rd.)
Saanich, BC (view map)

WHO:
Wilderness Committee
Georgia Strait Alliance
Friends of the San Juans (on the US side)

A local whale watching company from Victoria will also be participating in this event, representing local businesses that depend on a vibrant, healthy Salish Sea.

 

For more information, contact:

Alexandra Woodsworth, Energy & Shipping Campaigner | Georgia Strait Alliance
(778) 316-5558, alexandra@georgiastrait.org

Torrance Coste, Vancouver Island Campaigner | Wilderness Committee
(250) 516-9900, torrance@wildernesscommittee.org

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