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Douglas Channel tanker route video clarifies misleading Enbridge ad

Friday, August 17, 2012

In the wake of Lori Waters’ stunning revelation that Enbridge is misleading the public with its Northern Gateway public relations materials, Living Oceans has released a video that provides a much more accurate picture of the navigation hazards that would be faced if the pipeline company were permitted to run Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) through Douglas Channel.

Enbridge tankers and pipelines: Pledge for “Made In B.C.” decision welcomed by pipeline and tanker critics

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

VANCOUVER — Critics of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker proposal welcomed today’s announcement by B.C.’s Official Opposition that there must be a “made in B.C.” decision on this project.

The provincial Opposition said today that B.C. should go its own way in reviewing the Enbridge proposal and committed to crafting a tailored assessment process, rather than using the standard B.C. Environmental Assessment Act approach.

New poll shows pipeline and tanker concerns rank higher than health care for most British Columbians

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

VANCOUVER, B.C. ─ In a poll released today by Living Oceans Society, B.C. residents living along the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline route ranked pipeline and tanker issues virtually neck-and-neck with the economy as the most important issue facing the province today and more important than health care, which took the number three spot.

Trans Mountain Pipeline proposal leaves taxpayers liable for 90 percent of marine-based spill response cost

Thursday, January 24, 2013

VANCOUVER, B.C. ─ A report released today by four environmental groups warns that Kinder Morgan’s new Trans Mountain Pipeline proposal represents an exponential increase in the risk of a major marine-based oil spill affecting the Salish Sea’s most populous region, including the Cities of Vancouver and Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands. The report analyses the insurance available to pay for spill response costs and damages caused by such a spill and concludes that Canadian taxpayers could be on the hook for as much as 90 percent of the cost.

Dilbit dithering continues at Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearing

Friday, February 8, 2013

VANCOUVER, B.C. ─ Diluted bitumen won’t exactly sink most of the time but it won’t exactly float all of the time, either, according to new evidence filed with the Joint Review Panel hearing the Enbridge Northern Gateway application in Prince Rupert. In cross-examination by Ecojustice counsel Karen Campbell today, Enbridge consultants admitted that tank test evidence filed this week found dilbit did submerge beneath the surface of the water, although none was found to have sunk to the bottom of the tank.

Financial Report for Kinder Morgan (French)
Financial Report for Kinder Morgan

Le plan d’expansion de Kinder Morgan

En 2005, la compagnie Kinder Morgan achète la pipeline Trans Mountain qui s’étend d’Edmonton, en Alberta, à Burnaby en Colombie-Britannique.  Et puis en 2011, la compagnie annonce un projet d’expansion qui permettra d’augmenter la capacité de production en ajoutant une pipeline parallèle à celle déjà existante.  Un an plus tard, elle augmente la capacité de production à 890,000 barils de pétrole par jour.

Le Projet Enbridge Northern Gateway

Le projet de pipelines Enbridge Northern Gateway propose deux pipelines entre les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta et un terminal maritime à Kitimat en Colombie-Britannique. Depuis le terminal, 220-320 navires-citerne géants transporteront chaque année le pétrole jusqu’en Asie et au sud des États-Unis. D’autres navires-citerne importeront du condensat, une substance toxique extrêmement inflammable et explosive utilisée pour diluer le bitume pour qu’il puisse être transporté par les pipelines.

80% des habitants de la Colombie-Britannique sont en faveur d’une loi interdisant les pétroliers sur la côte Ouest

Grâce à notre campagne médiatique en cours et à notre collaboration avec différents groupes environnementaux, le taux de Britanno-Colombiens en faveur d’une loi interdisant les pétroliers sur la côte Ouest est de 80% et ce nombre s’accroît de jour en jour!

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