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 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
Brief overview of Enbridge’s flawed ESA
Brief overviews of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Oil tanker threats to the Queen Charlotte Basin
What’s At Stake?
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.
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.
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.
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…
NORTHERN GATEWAY: The battle is only begining
Globe and Mail
The Northern Gateway project is unlikely to be built anytime soon. Legal challenges and blockades suggest opposition has just begun…
Critics say Canada shouldn’t have taken Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List
David P. Ball / VICE
The Canadian government’s announcement that it’s knocking humpback whales off its endangered species list has critics pulling their “Save the whales!” signs from the 1980s out of storage…