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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