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Dan Malloy shows his support for Raincoast Conservation and keeping BC’s pristine coastline oil free! Photo Credit: Jeremy Koreski www.jeremykoreski.com

The Northern Gateway project invites the world’s largest supertankers and dirtiest oil to the unspoiled waters of coastal British Columbia. In addition to the possibility of oil spills in a place that hosts some of world’s most ecologically productive waters, Enbridge’s pipelines and tankers provide a key commercial outlet for tar sands oil, exacerbating the staggering impact from this massive industrial development and accelerating Canada’s contribution to atmospheric carbon and climate change.

While the Joint Review Panel, reviewing the Enbridge project, has closed for public comments your voice can still be heard and will make a difference.

Use the box bellow to send a personal message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Your message, along with that of thousands Canadians has impact.

Message to Stephen Harper

Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper


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As well as this message to Stephen Harper, a letter to BC Premier Christy Clark  and Federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver will ensure that your opinion is counted.  Click here for our sample letter.

The Enbridge project has implications beyond Canadian shores; the American Pacific Coast is also threatened by tankers laden with tar sands oil bound for Californian refineries. We urge citizens of the United States to contact your state senator to communicate your personal concerns. Californians can contact senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein; Oregonians can contact senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkly; and residents of Washington State can contact senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell

To write a letter to your government representative click here for our sample letter.

Opinion Editorials and Letters to the Editor are widely read and influence popular and political direction. Consider lending your voice:

Canadian publications

National Post

Times Colonist

Globe and Mail

Vancouver Sun

Calgary Herald


American publications

New York Times

USA Today

The Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles Times

The San Francisco Chronicle

The Oregonian

The Seattle Times


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Support Raincoast

Our extensive research, informed advocacy and engagement in lengthy formal hearings all take time and money. We have various options for you to contribute. All contributions, which are tax-deductible in both Canada and the US, make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.

The film

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Download the film from Vimeo and set sail on this coastal adventure. $3.99 to rent. $6.99 to purchase. All proceeds go to Raincoast.


Get informed, show up, write, and speak out. Use your local newspaper, facebook or twitter. You can even get the film and show it your home town. Oh, and send a message to Stephen Harper too.

Shows and tickets

Groundswell: a surfer movie

Groundswell undertook a US west coast tour in the Fall of 2012 and is now screening locally and internationally. Check out dates and locations for Canadian, US and global cities.

Surf expedition snapshots


Highlights from the waves, winds, wildlife and more.


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Last fall, Raincoast set sail with a world-famous line up of US and Canadian surfers and accomplished filmmaker Chris Malloy…

Groundswell News

Surfers in British Columbia

Groundswell News and Spotlights Fun accessories to the surfing, film and issues that GROUNDSWELL features.

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