Anglican Bishops of BC and Yukon Release Statement on Gateway Hearings
A group of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada in British Columbia and Yukon have released a statement on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and the accompanying public hearings. They write to express their hope that the hearings will “demonstrate integrity, fairness, and freedom from political pressure.” With this hope comes the expectation that the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings will “hear the views of all people who live along the intended route of the pipeline.” Paramount among these voices are those of First Nations communities whose traditional lands and waters are heavily implicated in the proposed pipeline project. In their statement, the Bishops point to KAIROS research and analysis on the Gateway project, which offers a description of many of the ecological and social justice concerns at stake.
You may read the KAIROS Gateway Analysis here.
You may read the full text of the Bishops’ statement here.
The Anglican Church of Canada is a member organization of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives.