Our ongoing media campaign and collaboration with other environmental groups has helped bring 80 percent of British Columbians onboard for a permanent tanker ban. Expect this figure grow!
Energy and Climate Change
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline was recommended for approval by a Joint Review Panel composed of Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) in December, 2013. The decision of the panel can be found here.
We’re countering the multimillion dollar sales pitch by Big Oil by providing the true facts about oil tanker traffic in newspapers, on the six o’clock news and on radio talk shows.
We travel to communities big and small to make sure people know the risks and costs they’ll face if tankers come to the coast.
We use Google Earth to show exactly what we stand to lose from an oil spill. Our interactive map is easy to use and informative, so check it out.
Coastal British Columbia was at a crossroads. The Harper government’s vision of an industrialized coastline with as many as three major fossil fuel ports appeared increasingly at odds with the aspirations of most British Columbians. Oil tankers have been banned from our North and Central Coast and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) tankers not even considered in our waters until the Harper years. Projects proposed could have seen as many as 650-750 tankers of various kinds plying our coastal waters.