Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project

Raincoast’s efforts to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project included new science, expert evidence, art, film, public education, and the courts.

The Northern Gateway Project was proposed by Enbridge in 2008 to deliver tar sands diluted bitumen by pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat, BC, and then via oil tankers to international markets. With extensive efforts by Indigenous Nations, NGOs, and community groups, the project was cancelled by the federal government in 2016.

Our popular reports on the Northern Gateway proposal

Art for an Oil-free Coast


Our evidence to the Joint Review Panel (CEAA-NEB) Hearings

Articles & Op- Eds from Raincoast staff on Northern Gateway

Extraction, shipping and use of tar sands oil threatens local, regional and global ecosystems

Raincoast said “No” to Northern Gateway but “Yes” to the following:

  • uniting Canadians around a national energy strategy that promotes domestic energy security, sustainability, human and environmental health, and is in the long term interest of Canadian citizens.
  • protection of water, air, and soil resources that provide food and energy for life,
  • fostering 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 addressing climate change,
  • rejecting corporate profit that destroys or threatens public resources