To the CEOs of AIG, Chubb, Energy Insurance Limited, Liberty Mutual, Lloyd’s, Munich Re, Starr, Stewart Specialty Risk Underwriting, W.R. Berkley, Zurich, Amlin, ANV, Arch, Argo, Ironstarr, Lancashire, and QBE:
The 2019-2020 certificate of insurance for the Trans Mountain pipeline names your company as a provider of insurance coverage from August 2019 through August 2020.1
We, the undersigned organizations, demand that you publicly rule out insuring Trans Mountain immediately. With the policy expiring at the end of August, now is the time to decisively say no to this destructive project.
Follow this story of a Tar-Sands supertanker as it takes on its cargo in Burnaby and heads out through the Salish Sea to the Pacific. The City of Vancouver estimates a very real chance of a major spill during the expected lifetime of the project…if the project comes to fruition. The results could be devastating to the people and other life of our region.
Our action is part of a national day of observance sponsored by 350.org. and a prelude to the Global Climate Summit being held in San Francisco September 12-14. Activities include:
* Hollywood Beach Party, meet and greet, potluck/picnic
* Kids’ activities all day long (see press release below for details)
* Storytelling and music
* Orca vigil & Kayaktivists invocation
* Featured speakers at Feiro Marine Life Center:
- Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research, on the plight of the orcas.
- Eric de Place, Sightline Institute, and Verner Wilson, Friends of
the Earth, on fossil fuel impacts to Puget Sound & the Thin Green Line.
* Evening program at Elwha Klallam Heritage Center: Multi-media
presentation of The Road To Athabasca, a chronicle of an epic
bicycle journey along the route of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
This event is free, but donations will be collected to fund OCA’s activities and the opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Please RSVP here so we can add our numbers to the overall count of people who are gathering on this day for Climate Justice internationally. You can also keep up to date on this event on our Facebook page.
Press release with more details
B&W flyer for the day’s events
Poster: Rising for Orca & Climate Justice
Poster: The Road to Athabasca