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B.C. Government Formally Rejects Proposed 'Northern Gateway' Tar Sands Pipeline

Citing significant safety concerns, the government of British Columbia, Canada, has announced its formal rejection of the proposed ‘Northern Gateway’ tar sands pipeline which would, if approved and built, bring 500,000 barrels of (diluted bitumen) oil straight through the pristine rainforest along the ‘Spirit Bear Coast’, en route to points east and south (mostly, China,

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Canada's 'Spirit Bears' Threatened by Proposed Oil Pipeline

The battle of domestic energy production verses the protection of natural resources and wildlife “treasures” has many fronts. With attention largely focused on the environmental and climate change impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline, passing almost under the radar is another proposed pipeline — the Northern Gateway pipeline (proposed by energy giant Enbridge*) — that

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Killer Whale Population Never Recovered from Exxon Valdez Spill

Biologists believe that the entire population of killer whales in the Prince WIlliam Sound will soon die off completely. [social_buttons] While salmon, otters, and other animals in the area have experienced partial or full recoveries, this group of whales has struggled ever since the 11-million-gallon oil spill in 1989. At that point, the whales numbered

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