Open letter to Bill Miller, Chair, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako
Through the grape vine so to speak I heard about this meeting on a very short notice and was even more surprised to hear some of the issues on the agenda dealing with granting temporary permits to Enbridge to do some exploratory work. Needless to say, I was blown away by the news and decided to come into town and participate in a quiet and peaceful demonstration.
You and I were at one time members of the Green Party and I am sure you realize the granting of these permits at this stage with no formal decision from the Joint Review Panel does not sit very well with many locals, many of whom feel intimidated by the corporate and government powers. We don’t even know if this pipeline will be constructed.
I also found it somewhat disrespectful toward the main stakeholder, namely the First Nation people to not being invited to attend. Again we see the colonial attitude and disrespect by Enbridge and the present government to push their agenda forward without the consequences that could arise out of such a major project without much thought given to local populations.