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To: Melanie Joly and Justin Trudeau

Melanie Joly and Justin Trudeau: support the oil supertanker FSO Safer clean-up

Melanie Joly and Justin Trudeau: support the oil supertanker FSO Safer clean-up

Ensure Canada helps finance the safe removal of the FSO Safer supertanker to prevent incalculable damage from an oil spill or explosion.

Why is this important?

As I write this, the FSO Safer, a massive supertanker filled with oil, is decaying off the coast of Yemen. It's an environmental disaster waiting to happen.

The supertanker is carrying over 1 million barrels of oil — 4 times more than Exxon Valdez. [1] And if it spills, or even explodes – it would cause incalculable damage to the people, environment, and economy of the region. [2]

The UN is urgently requesting 144 million dollars from the international community to safely move the supertanker. Already the US, Netherlands, EU countries and Qatar have committed to financially supporting this project – but Canada hasn’t even bothered to show up to the meetings, much less offer to pay their share. [3]

If Trudeau wants Canada to be recognized as a climate leader, he needs to put his money where his mouth is. [4] Will you tell Minister of Foreign Affairs, Melanie Joly, and Justin Trudeau to help finance the safe removal of the supertanker to prevent incalculable damage from an oil spill or explosion?

Sources
[1] https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/27/us-netherlands-call-for-action-on-decaying-yemeni-supertanker
[2] https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fso-safer-yemen-ship-risks-1.6447260
[3] https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fso-safer-yemen-ship-risks-1.6447260
[4] https://theconversation.com/canada-praised-for-climate-leadership-despite-scathing-watchdog-report-on-climate-policy-failures-175021

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2022-06-09 11:21:43 -0400

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