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P.S.A.'S · 30th August 2010
Merv Ritchie
News crews from all across Canada, and apparently as we have been told possibly from the USA, will converge on the District of Kitimat for the first official visit of the Canadian National Energy Boards, Joint Review Panel. This Panel will begin considering the proposal by Enbridge Northern Gateway and their proposed twin pipeline for the import of condensate and the export of raw Bitumen via Kitimat and the Douglas Channel.

Twin protests and rallys are being planned tomorrow to mark this occasion in Vancouver at the Enbridge offices and in Kitimat at the Riverlodge complex.

Between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm the Rally will be underway in Kitimat. Performers will on hand to entertain; Rachelle Van Zanten and other speakers from the Northwest Region.

The Terrace Daily will be on site to provide live coverage. Watch the top front page banner to see when we are live.

A bus will be waiting at 10:00 am across from the Terrace City Hall in the Skeena Mall parking lot to assist those who cannot travel to get to Kitimat for this event.

Direct from the group helping to organize the Rally;

The proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline would carry crude oil from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat and bring oil tankers to B.C.ís pristine north coast for the first time ever. More and more British Columbians are speaking out against this project and the risk of oil spills it brings. Coastal First Nations have declared a ban on oil tankers in their waters. Letís help them keep our coast oil spill free! Learn more at PipeUpAgainstEnbridge.ca
A map of oil spills around the globe all by BP, the organizers of the Gulf catastrophe.
A map of oil spills around the globe all by BP, the organizers of the Gulf catastrophe.
Men swimming in Oil at the import terminal in China
Men swimming in Oil at the import terminal in China
A geyser of oil from a broken pipe in Burnaby in 2007 released 234,000 liters (aprox. 1500 barrels) before it was stopped.  Even in the middle of downtown Burnaby it took almost half an hour to stop.
A geyser of oil from a broken pipe in Burnaby in 2007 released 234,000 liters (aprox. 1500 barrels) before it was stopped. Even in the middle of downtown Burnaby it took almost half an hour to stop.
American Bondage
Comment by Larry Thompson on 31st August 2010
American refinery companies do not want our oil to have any other markets and want to keep us land locked to them so that they can get a massive discount. We need different markets and the only way to do that is to ship the oil out.
Quality of Life
Comment by Walter Fricke on 31st August 2010
Since moving back to Terrace after a 30 year absence, my quality of life has improved dramatically. The clean water, the clean air, the abundance of clean, healthy outdoor activities has combined to make my life worth living to it's fullest.
Just the possibility of an oil(bitumen) leak into any of our rivers, or along our coast line gives me cause for concern. One leak could drastically lower my quality of life. Big money is not conducive to my quality of life. If it was about money, I never would have moved back to my home town. Just saying.