Battle Creek Enquirer
August 10, 2010
Re: “Canadians protest Enbridge expansion plans” (Enquirer, Aug. 2), British Columbians should be paying close attention to the Kalamazoo River spill and its aftermath.Enbridge Inc., the company responsible for the Michigan disaster, wants to construct a twinned pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to the north coast of British Columbia, where supertankers would ship the crude oil to hydrocarbon-hungry markets throughout the Pacific Rim.
In the push by Enbridge to foist their Northern Gateway pipeline on B.C., it’s clear that British Columbians and our magnificent north coast are considered nothing more than future collateral damage in Alberta’s fevered “black gold rush.”
British Columbians haven’t been falling for the hyperbole-filled Enbridge advertisements running across Canada trumpeting how their pipeline project will do everything from building sustainable communities to making our north coast safer for all marine traffic; the Kalamazoo River spill has only bolstered opposition to Northern Gateway.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Sidney, British Columbia
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