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Proposed Tanker Routes Pose Risk to Critical Habitat for Humpback Whales

Federal Cabinet’s pipeline approvals will leave whales unprotected

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Living Oceans today released a report that examines the major threats to whale recovery posed by plans to increase in oil tanker traffic on Canada’s Pacific coast. Justified in the Circumstances: Whales or Supertankers? states that in order to protect whales as required by the Species at Risk Act, neither the Northern Gateway nor the Trans-Mountain pipeline and tanker projects can proceed.

First Nations, environmental groups and community groups say the Enbridge pipeline will never be built

Friday, December 20, 2013

Vancouver, B.C.—First Nations, environmentalists and representatives from northern communities held a press conference today in response to the 209 conditions on the Enbridge pipeline announced yesterday by the Joint Review Panel (JRP).

“The JRP’s conditions are so flawed they are to be ridiculed,” said Gerald Amos, Chair of the Wild Salmon Coalition, introducing today’s session. “They do nothing to protect communities, the land, and the ocean from a catastrophic oil spill, and the people of B.C. will not let this pipeline be built.”

Justified in the Circumstances: Whales or Supertankers?

Conservation groups condemn ‘yes’ recommendation from Northern Gateway review panel

Thursday, December 19, 2013

CALGARY, ALTA.—The Joint Review Panel’s recommendation to approve the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline is a major setback for science and democracy in Canada, Ecojustice lawyers said today.

“We submitted hundreds of pages of scientific evidence on behalf of our clients that lead to one emphatic conclusion: The Northern Gateway pipeline is an unsafe, unsustainable and unnecessary project, and it does not serve the national interest of this country,” said Ecojustice staff lawyer Barry Robinson.

Canada unprepared for spill

Federal response system needs upgrading: expert panel

By Peter O'Neil and Gordon Hoekstra

Canada's oil spill response lacks federal leadership and isn't prepared for disasters in high-risk areas including southern B.C., according to a federal panel.

The panel's report, released Tuesday, was based on existing tanker volume, not the increased numbers of tankers involved if the Northern Gateway pipeline is built or the Kinder Morgan pipeline to Burnaby is twinned.

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