‘Mother Island’ Of B.C.’s White Spirit Bear At Risk From Enbridge Northern Gateway Tankers: Research Report

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Tanker traffic associated with the Enbridge Northern Gateway project poses “significant, cumulative, adverse, and immitigable impacts” to the greatest coastal habitat for B.C.’s iconic white spirit bear, a research study warns.

The study expresses special concern for 20,690-hectare Gribbell Island — “the mother island of the white bear,” south of Kitimat — which would be in direct line of the tanker traffic and severely impacted by a spill.

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