Canada should rethink unproven, dangerous chemical ‘cleanup’ of marine oil spills

Canada should rethink unproven, dangerous chemical ‘cleanup’ of marine oil spills

As noted, Corexit can also be toxic to wildlife. For some species, such as herring embryos, toxicity occurs because Corexit does what it was designed to do: increase the concentration of petroleum hydrocarbons in the water column. However, there is also a growing body of research, much of it conducted in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010…

New report: Wild Salmon, Pipelines, and the Trans Mountain Expansion

New report: Wild Salmon, Pipelines, and the Trans Mountain Expansion

This report that highlights the risks posed to wild salmon in the Lower Fraser River from a Trans Mountain pipeline or tanker spill. The report details the year-round presence of different salmon species, the river’s unique features, the nature of diluted bitumen, and the failures of Trans Mountain’s environmental assessment, as well as the inadequacy of the National Energy Board review. ..

Trans Mountain expansion poses unacceptable risk to Salish Sea

Trans Mountain expansion poses unacceptable risk to Salish Sea

Is Canada’s national interest best aligned with a Texas pipeline company? The suggestion of bailing out U.S.-based Kinder Morgan and investing tax dollars to access public assets in a sunset industry, while momentous questions of Canadian law are still before the courts, is nothing short of absurd…