NEWS RELEASE · 19th November 2010
Friends of Wild Salmon
Two speakers from the United States will tour northern BC next month to share information and stories related to Enbridge pipelines south of the border. The ThinkPipeline tour will be stopping in eight communities between Prince George and Prince Rupert.
Born and raised in Battle Creek Michigan, Beth Wallace works with the National Wildlife Federation. Her presentation, "Anatomy of a Crude Oil Pipeline Accident," tells the story of Enbridge's 2010 crude oil spill into the Kalamazoo River.
Erin O'Brien works with the Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Her presentation,
"Beyond Spills: Environmental Considerations for Communities along Pipeline Corridors," provides an overview of Wisconsin's experience with Enbridge's 2007 construction of an oil pipeline.
The ThinkPipeline speaking tour will be holding events in the following communities:
Prince George: Monday, Nov. 29, 7:00 pm at the UNBC, Canfor Theatre
Vanderhoof: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 12:00 pm at the Neighborhood Space (Beside Subway)
Houston: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7:00 pm at the Houston Public Library
Burns Lake: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6:30 pm at the College of New Caledonia
Smithers: Thursday, Dec. 2, 7:00 pm at the Della Herman Theatre (Smithers Secondary)
Terrace: Friday, Dec. 3, 6:00 pm at the Skeena Jr. Secondary School Lecture Theatre
Prince Rupert: Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:00 pm at the Tom Rooney Playhouse
Kitimat: Sunday, Dec. 5, 1:30 pm at the Riverlodge Recreation Centre
The ThinkPipeline tour is sponsored by Friends of Wild Salmon, Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance, Friends of Morice Bulkley, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Northwest Watch, Douglas Channel Watch, and Prince Rupert Environmental Society.
For more information on the tour, or to book pre-event interviews with the speakers, please contact Pat Moss at 250-847-9693 or Greg Brown at 778-210-0340: