Your support and voice has ensured that the Great Bear Rainforest remains oil tanker free.
Dec 1, 2016
We rarely get a definitive win when it comes to environmental protection. But today, we are celebrating a historical one for Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially announced that the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is dead. The Great Bear will never have to deal with an Exxon Valdez oil disaster because of your support.
The moratorium for crude oil tankers covering the Great Bear Rainforest/Great Bear Sea area is an environmental legacy which future generations will forever be grateful for. Fighting this project took over a decade of hard work: thousands of people focused their lives on keeping oil tankers out of the Great Bear. It is with respect and appreciation to First Nations up and down our coastline and across our province, whose unwavering commitment to their traditional territories made this decision part of Canada's history.
We look forward to a legislated ban on oil tanker traffic through the Great Bear Sea, one that includes tanker barge traffic carrying large loads to Alaska like the Nathan E. Stewart, and ask you to help keep up the pressure. We wish the Prime Minister did not consider building pipelines and increasing fossil fuel production as a part of our energy future. But in the meantime let us celebrate an oil-free Great Bear Rainforest.
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