What’s at stake? Canada’s west coast

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The Canadian Federal government is pushing a proposal to ship tar sands oil by tanker through Canada’s Inside Passage . These tankers must navigate dog leg channels, rocky courses, unpredictable and sometimes violent weather after leaving the proposed terminal in Kitimat, BC. These routes would bring tankers into BC’s productive, diverse and fragile coastline where oil spills would have catastrophic consequences.

 

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Research scientist, Adam Warner conducting genetics research in our genetics lab.
Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation.