Do you live in British Columbia? You may remember this post.
Well Robyn Allan received a reply from Christy Clark's office. Apparently Christy's pretty busy reorganizing her political stripes.
So, her minions, Ken Boosenkool, et al, forwarded Allen's letter off to the former mayor of Kamloops, now the BC minister of environment. Allow me.
From: Office of the PremierYou can understand that this "brush off" by Snookie (I'm-A-Right-Winger-And-I-Know-The-Ferry-System-Better-Than-Anyone-Else) Clark and her former Enbridge lobbyist is cause for some concern.
To: Robyn Allan
Friday April, 27, 2012
cc Minister of the Environment, Honourable Terry Lake
Subject: BC’s Right to Environmental Assessment Needs to be Reclaimed
Thank you for your email, and attached letter addressed to the Honourable Premier Christy Clark, regarding the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Your comments relating to the environmental review process currently being undertaken by the National Energy Board (NEB) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) Joint Review Panel have been noted.
We appreciate the time that you have taken to share your views and insight with us and have forwarded your correspondence to the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Environment, for his review and consideration as well. You can be assured that the specific points you have raised in your letter will be included in related discussions between Minister Lake, members of his senior staff and officials in the Provincial Environmental Assessment Office.
Again, thank you for writing.
OK. It's not. It's time to hold their feet to the fire. Robyn Allan is worried and so should you be. Allan wrote this:
April, 28, 2012This is "round filing cabinet" country to the Harperistas that have penetrated the BC government. So, Allan has this simple request.
Dear Dr. Lake,
The Premier’s Office has replied to me and indicated that my letter to Premier Clark has been forwarded to you.
I am following up with you as the reply indicates that you will review and consider the letter and discuss the points with your officials. However, it does not confirm that you will address my comments in a reply to me.
I would appreciate it if you could please confirm that after you have had a chance to review my letter with your officials that you will be responding to the specific points in my letter directly in a reply to me.
cc Premier Christy Clark
Please write Dr. Lake, and copy Premier Clark, requesting that the Province inform the Federal Government that BC’s right to review and decide on Northern Gateway is being reclaimed.I'm going to do that. If you give a damn about this province and your right to determine what will be done to it, you should too.
Dr. Lake’s email address is ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Premier Clark’s email address is Premier@gov.bc.ca
Unless you're OK with Harper deciding what happens in your province without you having a voice and nobody should be happy with that.