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ForestEthics

October 27, 2011 13:27 ET

Dear Enbridge, Don't Call Us Hypocrites: Municipal Election Candidates Say Northern British Columbians Are Committed to Sustainable Transportation

SMITHERS, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2011) - A new report by environmental group ForestEthics counters claims by Enbridge CEO, Patrick Daniel, that residents who oppose the Gateway pipeline are hypocrites because they use light switches and cook their food. Patrick made the comments to investors during Enbridge's 2011 AGM in Calgary.

"Northern residents of BC are not hypocrites," says Phil Brienesse, a candidate for Council in Smithers. "Residents can oppose projects that threaten our rivers, like the Enbridge pipeline, while also seeking more sustainable transportation options. There's nothing wrong with that. The two go hand-in-hand."

The report looks at sustainable transportation options that could and are working in Northern communities like Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace. Case studies and profiles include car share programs, and municipal investments in active transportation, like bike routes.

View the report here:

http://forestethics.org/downloads/FE_transportreport_oct2011_webfinal.pdf

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