A rain drop in the Great Bear Rain Forest does reach the other side of the world. It pains me to know these people (and countless wildlife species and populations) are threatened by a proposed tanker route into northern BC. The geology and prevailing weather present challenges Enbridge is not equipped to deal with. To learn more, check out Northwest Coast Energy News
Will we not learn any lessons about the spills from Exxon in Alaska, and BP oil wells in the Gulf? Read up on Enbridge and you will see that it is not a question of IF, but a question of WHEN the spill or leak will happen. You will see how unready they really are to mitigate oil spill disasters in fragile and rugged ecosystems.
Read “A Sense of Wonder” by Rachel Carson. The argument is fundamentally the same story, in another place and with a different poison. Take some time to learn about salmon and their relationship to the rainforest trees and the trees and plants relationship to the air we breathe. The salmon feed the wildlife and the trees. An oil spill will damage the salmon which feeds the animals, which feeds the trees, which manufacture the air we breathe. We are all interconnected.
We as a global community need to reduce our dependence on oil and invest in alternative energies for a healthy planet. Tanker traffic in this rugged and fragile area is so important to oppose locally, nationally, internationally. If you agree, please forward this post, or add your thoughts to your own blog. BC needs to know they have support beyond their borders.