It’s the biggest environmental threat to our Pacific Northwest oceans and beaches – The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Proposal. It’s a proposal to lay down two oil pipelines across British Columbia, and begin running 250 super tankers a year just north of Vancouver Island. A oil spill at your favorite NW surf break? The odds are potentially way higher if these pipelines get active. NW surfers, this is a call to action. Protect our beaches and lifestyle.
Sign the online petition to “Stop the expansion of crude oil tanker traffic through B.C.’s coastal waters.”
There are organizations working to get the word out and build opposition to this proposal. Ben Yenter of Equilibrium Engine says, “Pipeline? What’s the big deal? Well… Enbridge has had hundreds of spills over the last decade. Hundreds. And the tanker route is nuts. Absolutely nuts. And the Canadian government is having a hard time saying no to the huge tax dollars this project will generate. Democracy is breaking down.”
Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Patagonia and Woodshed Films have made an exploratory surf trip along British Columbia’s unspoiled west coast. While searching for waves, the crew documents what would be threatened if the Northern Gateway tar sands oil pipeline is built. Find more articles and information about this cause at RainCoast.org.