Around the world, people watched in horror as the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico unfolds. It is a chilling reminder of the high risks involved in unconventional oil development. Here in the Northwest it is a warning of what may come if we fail to remain diligent in protecting our rivers and coast.
Enbridge is proposing to build an 1,172km pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to Kitimat BC and to export the oil on 220 supertankers each year. The stakes couldn't be any higher. The risks are tremendous.
In December 2010, the House of Commons passed a motion presented by Nathan Cullen calling for a legislated ban on crude oil tanker traffic off BC's North Coast. This adds the voice of a majority of elected representatives from across the country to the impressive and growing list of communities, First Nations, and other groups that are standing up for our coast.
Read more about the motion at Five Days to Save Our Coast
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News and Action Updates
- May 03, 2012
GRENVILLE CHANNEL OIL A DECADES-OLD DISGRACE, CULLEN SAYS IN QUESTION PERIOD
- December 09, 2011
CULLEN SUPPORTS GITXSAN CHIEFS’ ACTION
- September 09, 2011
Don’t sell out ocean management to oil interests, Opposition says
- July 19, 2011
Conservatives must stop shilling for Enbridge Pipeline says Cullen
- June 08, 2011
NDP stands with majority of BC to ban tanker traffic off north coast
- June 07, 2011
Hundreds rally against Enbridge in Prince Rupert
- February 23, 2011
VIDEO: SPOIL from EP Films
- December 16, 2010
West Coast barge spill narrowly averted - CBC News
- December 03, 2010
FIVE DAYS TO SAVE OUR COAST
- December 02, 2010
Cullen motion seeks to protect northern waters from catastrophic oil spills
The oily slick spotted inside Grenville Channel Tuesday night is just the latest example of the Conservatives’ total disregard for environmental responsibility, MP Nathan Cullen charged in Question Period today.