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.

Aerial photo of a coastal harbour with the words

Directly Affected

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

A drift card and a humpback whale fluke

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…

Embroiled: Volume 1, Salmon, Tankers and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal


Embroiled: Salmon, Tankers and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Proposal More than 5,000 spawning populations of wild salmon come from the…

Light filled view of the active passage ways through the Salish Sea

Trans Mountain Project

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

Humpback whale fluke breeches the water as the whale dives in the Pacific off the Great Bear Rainforest.

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project Raincoast’s efforts to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project included new science, expert evidence, art, film, public…

Dramatic painting of coastal evening by Chilie Thom

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 of…