Misty MacDuffee explains the lethal consequences of oil spills, tanker traffic and pipelines

Misty MacDuffee joins Pamela McCall on CFAX 1070 to discuss Raincoast's Marine Mammal research.

Misty MacDuffee looks over the front of a boat on the Lower Fraser River.

Photo by Michael O. Snyder.

After Raincoast’s research was published last month, demonstrating the vulnerability of BC’s marine mammals to oil spills, Misty MacDuffee joined Pamela McCall on CFAX 1070.

MacDuffee’s interview covers topics ranging from marine mammal conservation, the risks posed by bitumen and diluent on marine mammals, the high probability of extinction of Southern Resident killer whales due to tanker traffic, and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s legal action against the failures of the National Energy Board’s pipeline approval process for Trans Mountain.

“We submitted evidence, Kinder Morgan submitted evidence, and the Federal Government submitted evidence and there was no disagreement amongst any of these parties that the implications to killer whales in the Salish Sea was adverse and significant with population level consequences. No one disputed that. And there’s no mitigation.” – Misty MacDuffee, Raincoast biologist

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