The oil age is coming to an end. As world leaders finally move on climate action, investors in Alberta’s oil sands are desperate to liquidate high-cost bitumen reserves before slowing global demand locks them underground.
Companies from China and Texas have come up with two reckless and greedy proposals: the Enbridge Northern Gateway project and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion. Both involve building massive pipelines across B.C. to supertanker terminals on our coast. From there, this toxic, sinking crude would be shipped to refineries overseas – if it doesn’t spill along the way.
Big Oil may have unlimited money to run ads and buy politicians, but we have 130 First Nations and the people of B.C. on our side. This is a battle we can’t and won’t lose.