After the Mayflower spill, make our voices heard
ForestEthics' Nikki Skuce made the following statement today after the Kitimat River was named the #3 Most Endangered river in British Columbia, according to the Outdoor Recreation Council:
"Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipelines would run along the Kitimat River to the coast where crude oil tankers would be introduced for the first time. In a recent filing by Enbridge, the company suggests that it would eventually expand to shipping 944,000 barrels a day, nearly double the current proposal. With over 400 oil tankers in Douglas Channel a year, that would mean even direr consequences for the Kitimat River. With condensate tankers and Liquid Natural Gas tankers thrown in to the mix, no one would be able to fish on the coast.
The good news is that resolve is growing among British Columbians to protect our wild salmon watersheds and our incredible coast from oil spills."