Working toward an Oil-Free Coast

One of the greatest threats to habitat quality on the BC coast is increased oil transport through these waters. The threat of harm from diluted bitumen spills and increased vessel traffic are the motivation for our work. Raincoast has worked for more than ten years against oil expansion projects in BC, through on-the-ground research, participation as intervenors in CEAA and NEB review processes, legal action in the courts, and grassroots activism.  The projects in our efforts for an Oil-Free Coast are listed below.

Directly Affected

Directly Affected

Directly Affected: voices for our coast The voices and stories of those affected by the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion…

Salish Sea Spill Map Project

Salish Sea Spill Map Project

Salish Sea Spill Map Project In an effort to predict the behaviour of oil from a spill in the Salish…

Trans Mountain Project

Trans Mountain Project

Trans Mountain: tar sands oil to and from our coast The Canadian government is pushing to expand the Trans Mountain…

Art for an Oil-Free Coast

Art for an Oil-Free Coast

Art for an Oil Free Coast

In 2012, over 50 artists, including some of Canada’s most celebrated and many…

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project Proposing oil tankers in some of the most pristine and treacherous waters in the world To…

News and Updates

News and Updates

News and Updates The latest news from the campaign, the film, the book, and the artists who are championing our…

The film

The film

Groundswell: A small film about making a big stand

The full-length film is now available for download from vimeo.com. Last fall…

Groundswell

Groundswell

Groundswell: a small film about making a big stand When Raincoast’s research vessel, Achiever, set sail with Patagonia and a world-famous team of…

Art Exhibition Dates and Locations

Art Exhibition Dates and Locations

Oil-Free Coast Art Exhibitions The art exhibitions featured the incredible works of art that were donated by the artists to…

Oil-Free Coast

Oil-Free Coast

Working toward an Oil-Free Coast One of the greatest threats to habitat quality on the BC coast is increased oil transport…

About the artists

About the artists

Oil-Free Coast Artists Over 50 artists…including some of Canada’s most celebrated and many of whom are First Nations – have…

Oil-free coast

Canada’s tar sands: bringing pipelines, tankers and climate disruption to an ecosystem near you           Enbridge’s…