Lemonade From Lemons

Conservation Alliance grantee Raincoast Conservation Society, in partnership with a coalition of groups in Canada, is using the tragic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to call attention to threats posed by a proposed oil pipleline from Alberta's tar sands to coastal British Columbia. The ad above provides a stark reminder of the risks posed by using coastal BC as a hub of oil tanker traffic. Enbridge Corporation hopes to build a 1,200-km pipeline from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta to Kitimat, BC. The pipeline would deliver oil to tankers waiting to haul it worldwide. The pipeline would also launch a new era of oil tanker traffic on the BC coast.

Canadian First Nations are united agains the pipeline proposal, and are working in concert with conservation organizations. For more information, see www.pipeupagainstenbridge.ca.