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Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project

To understand Raincoast’s concerns over the Northern Gateway Project and to assist others, we have compiled short segments of analysis and reviews that Raincoast has produced either as evidence for the National Energy Board (NEB) Hearings or in popular reports. For details on all of these topics, including the deficiencies in Enbridge’s Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment (ESA), click here.

The Queen Charlotte Basin

Coastal/Terrestrial Animals (PDF)

Marine Life (PDF)

Brief overview of Enbridge’s flawed ESA

Overview of Enbridge’s ESA (PDF)

Brief overviews of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 

Lessons from Alaska (PDF)

Oil tanker threats to the Queen Charlotte Basin

Overview of threats from NGP oil tankers (PDF)

Enbridge’s examination of tanker risk (PDF)

Conclusions

Conclusions about Northern Gateway (PDF)

References

References

What’s At Stake?

What's at Stake Report Cover

Raincoast undertook five years of at-sea surveys along the coast of British Columbia to understand what truly is at risk from the Northern Gateway Project. The resultant report, What’s At Stake: the Cost of Oil on British Columbia’s Priceless Coast, details this information and places it in a broader ecological context.

Embroiled

Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in the Great Bear RainforestOne of the most iconic species on the BC coast, salmon are at particular risk from oil expansion projects. The Raincoast report, Embroiled: Salmon, Tankers and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal, explores the connections between the oil industry’s proposed activities and how those activities can adversely affect salmon.

Raincoast’s Efforts

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Since 2004 Raincoast has been focused on keeping the coast of British Columbia oil-free. Raincoast’s Efforts in the Northern Gateway review process included both original research and a role as a formal intervenor.