Oil Tankers

It's Time For Cross-Border Climate Action Along The Salish Sea

Eoin Madden | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

So long as all of that good work in the U.S. can be undone by backward Canadian decision-making, we'll never make true progress. That's exactly why it is so critical for Americans, Canadians, First Nations and Tribes to come together to stop fossil fuel exports from the west coast of North America -- particularly through the waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, collectively known as the Salish Sea.

Are We Fully Understanding the Consequences of Oil Transit Accidents?

Nick Martyn | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada
Nick Martyn

While the probability that a train-load of inappropriately classified oil products would careen down a hill in rural Quebec and explode, killing 47 people and contaminating a fragile lake ecosystem was so infinitesimally small as to be almost incalculable, the consequences were devastating and will be felt for generations.

We Are All 'Directly Affected' By Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Eoin Madden | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

In effect, our right to participate in environmental reviews was restricted by a new requirement placed on each and every one of us -- we are now being forced to prove that we are directly affected by Kinder Morgan's pipeline proposal, or demonstrate that we have specific information of use to the NEB.

Libya Threatens To Sink Oil Tankers

CBC | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business

Oil prices moved higher Wednesday due to an escalating conflict in Libya, after Prime Minister Ali Zeidan warned oil tankers to stay away from easte...

B.C. Warming To Northern Gateway?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Attitudes in B.C. to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline are changing, at least according to a new survey released by Insights West Thursd...

An Open Letter to Premier Christy Clark

Andrew Weaver | Posted 12.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

Dear Premier Clark: I applaud the fact that your government has been consistent in requiring five conditions to be met before you will support enhanced heavy oil tanker traffic off our coast. Consistency is important in providing certainty to the public, business and investors alike. It is for this reason that I am writing to you to seek some further clarification on the second and third of your five conditions.

New and Improved Oil Spills!

Elizabeth May | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

Has the virtual removal of single-hulled tankers ended the risk of oil spills? Not actually. Despite the exuberance of natural resources minister Joe Oliver's rhetoric, double-hulls possess no magical powers. Their use has not ended the risk of accidents and oil spills.

Harper Tanker Safety Plan Changes Nothing in Pipeline Debate

Ben West | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ben West

Prime Minister Stephen Harper can make all the safety announcements he wants but it doesn't change the fact that the people of B.C. are moving in the opposite direction he is. We are saying less tar sands oil not more, thank you very much.

Keystone XL Pipeline Report Studied B.C. Scenarios

Robin Rowland | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

The U.S. State Department released its long-awaited report on the Keystone XL project last week. Most media focused on the executive summary, but several scenarios in British Columbia are outlined in the full report, even though the province is thousands of kilometres removed from the proposed pipeline.

Art for an Oil-Free Coast in B.C.

Chris Genovali | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is excited to present the documentary film, Reflections: Art for an Oil-Free Coast, which shares the story of an expedition of artists into the truly stunning and remote landscape of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, weaving together the artists' work and their emotional response to a region and people at risk.

Art For An Oil-Free Coast

Chris Genovali | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Chris Genovali

Fifty artists will take up paintbrushes and carving tools to portray Canada's fragile "raincoast," the results of which will be published in an art book. Their goal is to bring attention to the dramatic beauty and ecological diversity of B.C.'s central and north coast that will be at risk if tankers are permitted to ship tar sand oil through the region's narrow and dangerous channels.

Groundswell: The Wave of Opposition to Enbridge

Chris Genovali | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Striving to alert more people about Enbridge's desire to impose tar sands pipelines and super tankers on British Columbia's central and north coast via their proposed Northern Gateway project, how could we inform the people of California, for instance, as they are expected to be one of the primary recipients of the "world's dirtiest oil"?

The Enbridge Pipeline: Northern Gateway to What?

Chris Genovali | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Conflating the interests of the shareholders and investors of energy giants such as Enbridge with those of the Canadian people has become the central talking point for the promoters of Alberta's tar sands.

Energy Giant Applies for Massive Potential Liability

Chris Genovali | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Earlier this year, energy giant Kinder Morgan submitted an application to the National Energy Board to increase the capacity of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline. The implications of this expansion are enormous and the populace will be asked to bear the risks with virtually no public engagement.