Raincoast files its final arguments to the NEB

Our opposition lies primarily on the threats to Southern Resident killer whales and risks to Fraser River wild salmon.

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation, along with its partner Living Oceans Society, have filed their final arguments in the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion. Raincoast and Living Oceans are represented by our legal counsel at Ecojustice. We are opposed to the Trans Mountain project based on the threats and risks it presents to coastal wildlife. Our primary opposition is based on extensive analysis of the implications of the project on Canada’s endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales and to Canada’s largest runs of wild salmon in the Fraser River.

Download our final NEB arguments (PDF).

Check out our evidence submissions and correspondences with the NEB.

Watch our final oral argument to the panel (Note: audio and video loose their synching shortly into the video).

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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.

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