Methanex, Encana Violate 34-year old Oil Tanker Moratorium

Condensate tanker docked in Kitimat this weekend after passing through BC’s inside passageMedia Release: June 26, 2006 Vancouver- Oil tankers are being allowed to secretly enter BC’s fragile inside waters despite widespread public opposition and a 34-year old federal moratorium on offshore oil and gas activities, which includes oil tanker traffic. Natural Resources Canada most recently confirmed the moratorium in…

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Seismic blasting threatens B.C. marine life

Media Release: December 14, 2006 SOINTULA, B.C. — The public should be making a big noise over proposed seismic blasting that may injure or even kill marine life on the B.C. coast. Environmental groups are urging Canadians to tell Ottawa they oppose the plan, which would see 36 high-pressure air guns fired into coastal waters every 20-60 seconds, 24 hours…

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Federal agency rejects funding for controversial seismic testing

Vancouver, BC – BC environmental groups are applauding the decision of Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to withdraw funding for a harmful seismic blasting project proposed for the North Coast waters, which is home to a rich diversity of marine life, including humpback whales, orcas, and many stocks of migrating salmon. “We are pleased that NSERC decided…

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