A controversial proposed pipeline would carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta to a port at Kitimat, British Columbia. After travelling nearly 1,170km through pristine wilderness and First Nations homelands, tar sands oil would be loaded on tankers bound for Pacific markets. To get there, they must first navigate the perilous northern B.C. coast, travelling the same wildlife-filled waters where the Queen of the North ferry sank in 2006. Is this pipeline in the public's best interest? If given a go-ahead, the pipeline project would:
- Fragment the boreal forest, home to birds and other wildlife, including Woodland Caribou and Grizzly Bears. - Expose the Great Bear Rainforest, home to wolves and the iconic Spirit Bear, and 30 internationally recognized Important Bird Areas teeming with marine birds, fish and other animals to potential oil spills and pollution from increased tanker traffic.
- Risk irreversible harm to the livelihoods of many coastal and aboriginal communities.
Our country's wildlife is depending on us to speak up on their behalf and put a stop to the Northern Gateway Pipeline project before it's too late. Add your voice and send your letter today!
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