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PUBLIC VICTORY

JUNE 23, 2016 The Federal Government’s approval of the Enbridge Corporation’s Northern Gateway Pipeline was over-turned by Canada’s Federal Appeals Court.  This means that BC’s North Coast may be protected from Supertankers loaded with the dirtiest oil in the world produced from Alberta’s Tarsands. 

CONGRATULATION TO ALL WHO VOICED

OPPOSITION TO THIS PIPELINE !!!

However nothing is certain and the petroleum industry continues to lobby Federal and Provincial governments for pipelines for this landlocked Bitument to reach saltwater.

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE TO PROTECT ALL OF BC’s COAST

 STILL MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE:

 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for a moratorium on crude oil tanker traffic for B.C.’s North Coast but this has not been ratified in parliment. This ban does not include LNG carriers being pushed by Christi Clark’s BC Liberal government. This ban only effects the BC coast north of Vancouver Island.

BC’s south coast continues to be threatened by Kinder-Morgan’s pipeline expansion, with a port in Burnaby where tankers would be loaded with Alberta Bitument before passing under the 2nd Narrows and Lion’s Gate Bridge into English Bay with it’s beaches in downtown Vancouver, BC.

SPREAD THE WORD NOT THE OIL

 Trailer for feature documentary

‘COASTAL TARSANDS – Journey to Deleted Islands’

A cinematic kayak journey revealing the reality of BC’s North Coast, where the Enbridge Corporation is proposing to navigate hundreds of supertankers loaded with millions of barrels of Bitumen from Alberta’s Tarsands.

The Federal government has proposed a ban on oil tankers for BC’s North Coast and BC’s government has put the brakes on Kinder-Morgan pipeline.

However the public still needs to know what the entire BC coast faces from SuperTankers loaded with Alberta’s Tarsands. This film and the discussion afterwards will look at this reality.

Film Review by Natalie Dunsmuir – Island Tides

“I was taken away by the breathtaking beauty, peace, and importance of the coast, and then, earth shatteringly, jarringly, brought back to reality with powerful facts and clear visuals. Boyce’s mixture of hope, urgency and information left me with tears in my eyes for everything we have and the chance that we might lose it.  Like Boyce, if you want to be inspired to action, if you want to be shocked, and, most of all, if you want to be educated, watch this movie. It is the most solid collection of data and evidence about tankers that I have come across yet.”

Film Review by Tyler Batten – Alternatives Journal

“Boyce’s knowledge of and passion for the wellbeing of BC’s environmentally sensitive central coast is obvious, and Coastal TarSands offers some of the most comprehensive first-hand reporting available on the subject of Northern Gateway.”

Background

The 2nd largest oil deposit on the planet requires the dirtiest methods of extraction in the world. Europe has rejected Bitumen from Canada’s Tarsands because it is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas.  However, the Enbridge Corporation is determined to bring this dirty oil to markets in Asia by building a pipeline 1,170 km long across 2 formidable mountain ranges, both the Rocky Mountains and the Coast Mountains, to reach the Pacific-Coast of Canada. In sharp contrast to a $350 million advertising campaign by the oil company, the filmmaker takes a cinematic kayak journey to explore the narrow channels and a maze of islands along British Columbia’s North Coast. The filmmaker’s personal exploration of this remote wilderness focuses precisely on the coastal area where hundreds of supertankers loaded with millions of barrels of Diluted Bitumen will have to navigate through treacherous waters. This film takes a first-hand look at the coast, its natural features, weather, currents, wildlife, and the people who live there.

POWERFUL MANDATE

Today 80% of BC residents and more than 50% of Canadians are opposed to the Enbridge Corporation’s Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. Now its time to make the rest of Canada understand just how destructive these Supertankers will be to the Pacific coast of Canada.

2012 RALLY AGAINST TANKERS - BC Legislature - Photo by Pete Rockwell

 Bottom Line!

Oil and Water Don’t Mix!

Enbridge’s Planned Routes Super Tankers 

450 Tankers?

Enbridge mentioned only 225 Tankers… 

find out more on ‘The Facts‘ page.

 


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