You really have to see the north coast of British Columbia to understand what’s at stake if the Enbridge pipeline goes ahead.
Meeting the people who live on the north coast and depend on a healthy marine environment for their livelihood and their food, and seeing the spectacular natural beauty of the area, are crucial to understanding the risks posed by the pipeline and the supertankers it will bring to the coast.
That’s why I joined Adrian Dix and North Coast MLA Gary Coons on an ocean journey from Kitimat to Bella Bella last week.
Adrian, Gary and I followed the route that oil tankers would follow if the Enbridge pipeline proposal is approved.
We spoke with First Nations leaders, residents, and scientists about the impact that the pipeline would have on this region, and the disastrous effects that could result from spills and marine accidents.
We’ve produced a short video to share the trip with you. Click Here To Watch It