Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project
Proposing oil tankers in some of the most pristine and treacherous waters in the world
To understand Raincoast’s objections to the Northern Gateway Project, we have compiled analysis and reviews that Raincoast has produced either as evidence for the federal hearings (NEB/CEAA) or in popular reports. Links to these documents are at the bottom of the page.
A chronology of the Northern Gateway project
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 original scientific research, scientific review and a legal role (represented by our lawyers at Ecojustice) as formal intervenors in the federal hearings.
What’s at Stake: The cost of oil on British Columbia’s priceless coast
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: Salmon, tankers and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal
One 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.
Reports on concerns for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project, including the deficiencies in Enbridge’s Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment (ESA)
The Queen Charlotte Basin
Brief overview of Enbridge’s flawed ESA
Brief overviews of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Oil tanker threats to the Queen Charlotte Basin
Supreme Court of Canada asked to weigh-in on future of Environmental Assessment Law
Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of Raincoast, have filed an application to appeal aspects of the Northern Gateway decision to the Supreme Court of Canada…
Raincoast and partners go to court to quash Enbridge pipeline approval
Environmental groups are in court today making the case for why the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline should be revoked…
Supertankers to the coast: Canada approves building controversial pipeline
Joel Connelly / Seattle PI
The Canadian government gave green light to construction of a pipeline that would carry 525,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta’s tar sands…
300 scientists call on feds to reject Northern Gateway
Two Raincoast scientists were among 300 Canadian university scientists that are calling on the federal government to reject the Northern Gateway proposal…