Contact Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler:
Thank Commissioner Kreidler for urging the insurance industry in WA State to work with Tribes on adopting policies of consent on environmental projects that affect Tribes (click here to learn more). Tell Commissioner Kreidler that the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project is proceeding without the free, prior, and informed consent of all the First Nations and Tribes whose unceded territories and Tribal Treaty Rights are impacted by the pipeline and the oil tanker traffic. Ask Commissioner Kreidler to urge the insurance industry in WA State to not provide coverage for the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
Call 360-725-7000 and/or send a message here.
Contact Insurance company CEOs:
Click here for insurance company contact information.
A personal communication by email or phone is most effective. Below is a sample letter and you can also click here to send this letter via email to all the insurance companies.
To the CEOs of Liberty Mutual, Chubb, AIG, Lloyd’s, and WR Berkley:
I am immensely concerned about the insurance policy that you are providing and/or considering providing to the Trans Mountain pipeline.
The existing Trans Mountain pipeline is a major environmental and public health hazard, and the Trans Mountain expansion project would multiply these risks tremendously. Tar sands oil is one of the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fuels on the planet, and its extraction has already contaminated the drinking water and food of Indigenous communities in Canada and unleashed massive amounts of carbon pollution.
I am especially concerned about Trans Mountain’s pipeline and tanker traffic accident and oil spill risk and the tanker traffic noise and presence impacts to the critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales and Tribal Treaty Rights in the Salish Sea. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that’s under construction will significantly increase tanker traffic and associated impacts and risks.
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion violates Indigenous rights and Tribal Treaty rights. I ask that you to adopt a policy to adhere to an internationally recognized Free Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous people.
I call on you to publicly commit to not renewing or issuing any new insurance policies for Trans Mountain, and adopt policies that prohibit insurance for all tar sands extraction and transport projects and companies and that respect Indigenous rights.
If you provide an insurance policy for the Trans Mountain pipeline for 2021-2022 and do not publicly adopt the policies outlined above, I will continue to highlight your role as a major fossil fuel insurer and global warming enabler and I will encourage family, friends, and institutions to cancel their policies with your company.