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
- June 03, 2010
Nathan pays tribute to the Solidarity Gathering of Nations in Kitimat, BC
- June 02, 2010
Parliament unanimously supports NDP call for review of risky oil products
- June 01, 2010
New Democrats Motion Calls on Government to Review Unconventional Oil Regulations
- May 28, 2010
Cullen Calls on Enbridge to Listen to British Columbians
- May 28, 2010
Animated video breaks down the implications of tar sands expansion
- May 27, 2010
Preventing disaster requires new thinking
- May 25, 2010
Cullen Asks the Minister Why Offshore Drilling is Exempted from Environmental Assessments
- May 20, 2010
Federal Government calls Enbridge project into question
- May 03, 2010
Nathan calls for an Emergency Debate on Offshore Oil & Gas
- April 27, 2010
Nathan asks Why Federal Regulators are Looking at Loosening Drilling Protections