Those living in BC, Canada, or Northwest North America all most likely all aware of the proposed Enbridge Pipeline Project that will carry oil from the Alberta oil sands across BC to be pumped into oil tankers in the heart of The Great Bear Rainforest along the BC West Coast. This pipeline has the potential to destroy one of the worlds most amazing places of wilderness and cause great health problems in surrounding communities all for the 560 long term jobs that will result from the pipeline for people looking to work in BC.
The video above was released February 6th on youtube and embodies some of the many controversies surrounding the Enbridge Northern Gateway and the effects it could have on the environment and health of people in the case of a pipeline rupture or oil tanker spill through past experiences had by Enbridge.
Over the past few years, the BC proposal has stirred much of BC’s media and social networking sites and has been a constant story in papers, on TV news channels, and all over the internet. It is clear that the majority of BC citizens are against the Pipeline but it is still yet to be abolished. Protests have been held all over the province, and people others have been sending letters to politicians to ask them to stop the building of the pipeline.
A pair of surfers sponsored by Sitka Surfboards made the trip up to The Great Bear Rainforest to learn about the consequences of a oil spill and to show the beauty that the BC West Coast has to offer.
Facts on the Enbridge Pipeline
- Will provide 3000 temporary jobs and only 560 permanent jobs to BC workers
- Will carry 500,000+ barrels a day to be pumped onto oil tankers and sent to Asia
- The pipeline will have a diameter of 36 inches and be 1,177 km long (good on Enbridge for providing that statistic in a mix of imperial and metric)
- The pipeline will cross over 1000 streams and rivers
- The project is scheduled to be completed in 2017.