Safer Alternatives to the Alaska Pipeline
WHEREAS, there are strong indications that the proposed Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline would endanger the existence of much Arctic wildlife, including the migratory caribou upon which many of the inhabitants rely for food; and
WHEREAS, there are also strong indications that the resulting tanker traffic along the western coast of North America would endanger the salmon and other forms of sea life upon which a large and valuable food-fishing industry now depends; and
WHEREAS, several alternative means of transporting oil and gas from the shores of the Arctic Ocean to localities where it is needed have been proposed;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1979 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges the governments of the United States and Canada to adopt and enforce regulations governing the transportation of this oil and gas which will assure that the risks of damage to the environment will be reduced to as low a level as is at all practicable.