Comment: West Coast oil spill would be a killer for whales

By Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali, Victoria Times Colonist

Janet loves the orcas. At least that’s what Enbridge would have had us believe in its now-aborted Northern Gateway ads that featured the company’s vice-president Janet Holder touting how safe oil tankers are for B.C.’s killer whales.

Unfortunately, Janet must not remember what happened to killer whales 24 years ago after the Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef, or she wouldn’t be willing to potentially subject animals she allegedly adores to miserable deaths like those suffered by Alaska’s whales.

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http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-west-coast-oil-spill-would-be-a-killer-for-whales-1.672877

 

Misty MacDuffee is a biologist with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Chris Genovali is Raincoast’s executive director.