Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project invites the world’s largest supertankers and dirtiest oil to the unspoiled waters of coastal British Columbia. Similarly, Kinder Morgan’s Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion would dramatically raise the level of tanker traffic traversing through Vancouver, the Fraser estuary and the Gulf Islands. For more on Kinder Morgan proposal click here. Read below for a summary of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal.
Northern Gateway raises serious ecological concerns at global, regional and local scales.
In addition to introducing the likelihood of devastating oil spills in a place that hosts some of world’s most ecologically valuable and unique ecosystems, Enbridge’s pipelines and tankers provide a key commercial outlet for tar sands oil, exacerbating the staggering impact from this massive industrial development and excelerating Canada’s notorious contribution to atmospheric carbon and climate change.
1. Get informed
- Attend Raincoast slideshows on Northern Gateway
- Read Raincoast editorials and opinion pieces on Northern Gateway
- Read Raincoast’s flagship report with photos, maps and popular science What’s at Stake: The cost of oil on BC’s priceless coast
- Learn about Raincoast’s scientific research behind reports like What’s at Stake
2. Share information
- Post and share information about up coming events and other activities on our Facebook Group page. Also check out out Raincoast’s regular Facebook page.
- Keep tabs on our slideshows and talks here.
3. Speak out
- Write British Columbia Premier Christy Clark click here for draft letter and email or email the premier directly at
- Write Letters to the Editor of Canadian newspapers:
- The Globe and Mail:
- Vancouver Sun:
- Victoria Times Colonist:
- Vancouver Province:
- Calgary Herald:
- Edmonton Journal:
4. Show up at the hearings
- The National Energy Board Hearings have now concluded. The NEB’s report will be submitted by Dec 2013.
- Hearings for formal intervenors, such as Raincoast, began in October 2012 and concluded in June 2013. See our submissions and cross examinations here.
Together, we can stop Enbridge
Saying “No” to Enbridge is saying “Yes” to:
- protection of water, air, and soil resources that provide food and energy to all life,
- healthy ecosystems that sustain wildlife, local communities and local economies
- protecting fish and wildlife resources that are critically important to Canadians for intrinsic, ecological, cultural and economic reasons,
- meeting our domestic energy needs through low carbon alternatives,
- reducing Canada’s contribution to global carbon emissions and climate change,
- rejecting corporate profit at the cost of public resource destruction.
Become a Raincoaster
Giving to Raincoast enables you to protect what you love most.
For 25 years, Raincoast has been furthering biodiversity conservation in BC. Thanks to your generous donations, among many other accomplishments, we have been able to end commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in over 38,000 square kilometers of the Great Bear Rainforest, begin acquiring forest land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems, aid recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and establish a university research lab dedicated to applied conservation science. Strong partnerships are integral to our success.
Our efforts need to be maintained and advanced, now more than ever. As the biodiversity and climate crises collide, your support allows us to continue to make tangible conservation gains.
Biodiversity protection is the most important gift we can give the next generation. Join us as a Raincoaster today!