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National Energy Board’s failure haunts governments

Juvenile killer whale and mother off the coast of British Columbia.

The cries of condemnation emanating from the Alberta and Canadian federal governments in response to new restrictions on the transport of diluted bitumen announced by the province of British Columbia are deafening. The burgeoning conflict began when BC announced the province would limit shipments of diluted bitumen transported from Alberta…

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Sailing with Raincoast in 2018

Achiever rests, sails down, in the twilight.

In May, our spring ‘hunts’ visited lush estuaries as the days grew longer and bears were down low grazing on sedges. Marine wildlife started to make their way back to the rich, cold waters of the coast. Their annual migration to foraging areas beginning and lasting well…

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Action for killer whales cannot be delayed

Two southern resident killer whales approach in the Salish Sea.

The Salish Sea’s Southern Resident killer whale population is one of the most critically endangered populations of marine mammals in Canada and the U.S. Both countries list this transboundary population as endangered, citing three primary risk factors…

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Our Threatened Coast

Raincoast’s latest report demonstrates how the region’s biological diversity is captured in our values, has shaped our cultural identity and is linked to economic benefits in the billions of dollars. It is not a place for oil tankers or a carbon energy corridor.

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