Entries by Gwen Barlee from 09/2012

Sturgeons And Pipelines Don't Mix: Suing The Government To Enforce Environmental Laws

| Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Fifty years ago there were an estimated 5,000 Nechako white sturgeon -- today there are just 350 struggling to hang on. Dams and habitat loss have taken their toll, but the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline could be the coup de grace for this critically imperilled creature. The proposed pipeline would cross the watercourse in which the sturgeon lives. But it doesn't stop there.