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Did British Columbia Just Save the Pacific Northwest from Becoming an Oil Tanker Super Highway?

by Tim Donaghy

January 30, 2018

British Columbia proposes regulations and a possible moratorium on tar sands export — welcome news for the Pacific Northwest, under threat from oil tanker traffic.

Activists hold banners that say 'Stop Kinder Morgan' at the Oil-Free Salish Sea Camp, a regional training for the growing movement of water-based fossil fuel resistance in the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of the gathering is to strengthen on-water resistance to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The project directly threatens the health of local communities and ecosystems, as well as global climate.

Tim Donaghy

By Tim Donaghy

Tim Donaghy is a Senior Research Specialist with Greenpeace USA. He writes frequently about climate change, offshore oil drilling, energy production, and the Arctic.

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