Oil and water

Oil and water

Is America’s Chernobyl in Canada’s future? Monday Magazine Many Canadians have been anxiously following the unfolding Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and are experiencing a deep sense of unease as they scan the daily media reports. Such foreboding is clearly understandable as one can’t help thinking this might be a nightmarish peek into one…

Tankers and oil spills could reverse years of recovery efforts
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Tankers and oil spills could reverse years of recovery efforts

By Chris Genovali Lessons from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska have shown that even after two decades, some species and fisheries still have not recovered. This includes killer whale populations, some seabird populations, shellfish harvesting and the commercial herring fishery. If the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is constructed from Alberta’s tar sands…

B.C.’s coastal wildlife would be ‘devastated’ by oil spill: report

Conservation group states case against pipeline, coastal shipping Calgary Herald By Judith Lavoie, March 24, 2010 VICTORIA — Whales, wolves, bears and birds would be devastated by an oil spill in the waters off Vancouver’s coast, says an extensive new study released a day before the anniversary of one of the world’s most devastating human-caused…