Approval of Trans Mountain expansion puts Fraser River salmon and Salish Sea estuaries at risk

Approval of Trans Mountain expansion puts Fraser River salmon and Salish Sea estuaries at risk

The Fraser River in British Columbia remains one of the world’s most productive salmon rivers. Equally significant is the Fraser River’s estuary, which serves as vital habitat for fish, bird, and mammal species that are linked across thousands of kilometers of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. All Fraser River populations of salmon…

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…

Vampire Blues

Vampire Blues

Canadian federal and provicial governments seem eager to turn BC’s coast into an energy corridor. Enbridge Inc. is pushing hard to construct a twinned pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the coast of BC, where Exxon Valdez-sized supertankers would ship oil to Asian and American markets.