Gulf oil spill spurs Canadian concerns

Extent of gulf oil spill as of May 3 2010In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, federal opposition parties are calling for emergency hearings before the Commons Natural Resources Committee to discuss the need for more stringent safeguards against oil spills in Canada’s Arctic. But the public needs be properly and clearly informed as to the risks and tradeoffs with regard to proposed oil development and transport for the BC coast as well; Raincoast’s recently released report, ‘What’s at Stake – The cost of oil on British Columbia’s priceless coast,’ is designed to do just that.

Check out Huffington Post for oil spill updates and impacts.

Check out Democracy Now for interview with Alaskan toxicologist  Dr. Rikki Ott

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  • End commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
  • Acquire land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems.
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Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Chris Genovali, Executive Director

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