"In the case of Keystone XL, it was scientists and business people and farmers and ranchers and ordinary, everyday people who were really concerned," said Susan Casey Lefkowitz, international director for the New York based Natural Resources Defense Council, which counts Redford and Bacon among its advocates.
"We're seeing the same dynamic with Northern Gateway. When you look at these more than 4,000 people signed up already to voice their concerns at the public meetings, these are community members who are really concerned about what an Air Max 2015 Crimson Red
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A spokeswoman with the New York based Natural Resources Defense Council said it was vocal ordinary people that drew the stars in over the Keystone project, and the same might happen as the debate over Enbridge Inc.'s (TSX:ENG) Northern Gateway pipeline rages on.
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In late November, Redford penned an Op Ed while filming for several months in Vancouver.
The $5.5 billion twin pipelines proposed for Gateway would flow crude from Alberta's oil patch to the West Coast for export to Asia from the proposed oil tanker port.
Robert Kennedy Jr., is a senior attorney with the council who also participated in the battle against clear cut logging in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island in 1993.
Parachuting star power in will make an impact by attracting a segment of the population that otherwise wouldn't follow the issue, said Prof. Mark Wexler, with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.
Hollywood heavyweight Robert Redford is among several stars who offered their wattage in the fight against the TransCanada's (TSX:TRP) Keystone XL pipeline in the United States, while drawing parallels between that project and the one that would thread through northern British Columbia.
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Environmental hearings into the project began Tuesday and were expected to continue Wednesay in the aboriginal village of Kitamaat, 11 kilometres south of the sea port where the oil sands bitumen would be loaded onto tankers for Asia.
VANCOUVER Alberta Premier Alison Redford wants Canada to know the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline is a nation builder, but environmentalists are hoping and Ottawa Nike Air Max Thea Grey White is fearing the public will be listening to another Redford.
oil spill could do to the place where they go and harvest their shellfish.
salmon habitats in the world and putting at risk the coastal ecosystem of British Columbia?" Redford wrote in the Globe and Mail. The new pipeline would fill supertankers with the world's dirtiest oil," Bacon said.
Celebrity help is just one small component that depends in large part how much time and effort those individuals are willing to give.
A listers grabbed headlines protesting against the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas last year. government recently decided to delay the project by at least a year. Premier Christy Clark, while another 40,000 have emailed Enbridge President Patrick Daniel, said Casey Lefkowitz. The mostly privately funded council has 1.3 million members.
"We really just have the very beginnings of involvement with some of the higher profile people we work with," she said.
Casey Lefkowitz said the council has taken a multi phase approach towards its ultimate goal of defeating Gateway.
Canadian actor Adam Beach, who starred in Flags of Our Fathers, has also attended rallies against the project.
what drives higher profile people to be willing to take up an issue and really go out and try to help elevate it."
It's also people like Redford and fellow actor Kevin Bacon that presumably prompted federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver to issue an open letter earlier this week deriding opponents of the project as environmental "radicals" and "jet setting celebrities with some of the largest personal carbon footprints in the world."
"A single spill could blanket the spirit bear coast in a matter of days. What will become of the spirit bear?"
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