On Tuesday night, a fully loaded cargo ship accidentally ran aground six nautical miles from the Prince Rupert harbor.
The ship, piloted by a highly experienced local navigator, swerved to avoid a small fishing boat, hitting a sandbar.
Luckily, no one was hurt, and it appears that the damage is minimal. But imagine if other factors intervened, like inclement weather, poor visibility, or heavy marine traffic. Now imagine that, instead of a cargo vessel, the ship that ran aground was an oil supertanker carrying two million barrels of crude bitumen.
The Douglas Channel, where tankers carrying Enbridge bitumen would travel, is far more dangerous than Prince Rupert.
Tuesday’s accident reminds us just how easily we could be facing a major environmental catastrophe on BC’s pristine north coast if the Enbridge pipeline is built. A similar accident could devastate the local environment and economy for decades.
We simply can’t accept the risk that the Enbridge pipeline poses to BC’s north coast.
Adrian Dix and the BC NDP have been standing up for our environment by opposing the Enbridge pipeline. But we need your help to send our message to the BC Liberals.
If you haven’t already, please sign our letter
opposing the Enbridge pipeline. Then send this email along to two friends and ask them to do the same.
Together, we can stop the Enbridge pipeline and protect our coast.