Tale of Two Pipelines

Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
The controversy over proposed pipelines carrying bitumen from the Alberta tar sands across BC.
Every day the tar sands operations in Northeastern Alberta produce 2 million barrels of oil, and within a few years they are projected to double their production. But for tar sands oil production to remain profitable all this heavy crude oil must make its way to markets that are far removed from these remote landlocked mining operations.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Ben West, Tar Sands Campaign Director for ForestEthics in Vancouver, BC, about two proposed pipeline projects which would carry tar sands-derived heavy crude to the Pacific coast. Crossing British Columbia's remote mountainous wilderness and traversing some of the last remaining pristine salmon streams in North America, these proposed pipeline projects are stirring up strong opposition from a powerful coalition of First Nations bands and environmental groups across British Columbia.

As the Tar Sands Campaign Director for ForestEthics Advocacy, Ben West is responsible for organizing strategic campaigns to stop pipeline and tanker proposals and to work towards making better economic alternatives a reality in order to help end our addiction to fossil fuels.

Learn more about the campaign to stop the Northern Gateway and Trans Mountain Pipeline projects:
Enbridge Pipeline
Forest Ethics Tar Sands Campaign
Tar Sands SOS: Save Our Shore
Tanker Free BC


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