Subject: Walk Away From the Sacred Headwaters
Dear Mr. Voser, Ms. Mitchelmore, and Mr. Odum,
cc: Lynn Calder
I am writing to add my voice to those who oppose Shell's coalbed methane development in the Sacred Headwaters.
Shell's drilling plans threaten three critical salmon-bearing rivers, and will devastate important habitat for moose, bears, and caribou. People's communities, cultures and livelihoods are also at risk.
All municipalities and First Nations band councils within the three watersheds have voiced their opposition to your company's proposed development.
Widespread opposition to coalbed methane development in northwest British Columbia's Sacred Headwaters is only going to grow stronger.
It is irresponsible and unacceptable for Shell to continue to pursue this project, ignoring the will of the communities, and dismissing the interconnectedness between ecology and cultural values that have evolved over generations.
I call on Shell to withdraw from the Sacred Headwaters permanently.