Oil Sands Watch | Pembina Institute


Oil and Salmon Don't Mix

Published Oct 16, 2009

By Pembina Institute et al.

Four major pipeline projects have been proposed for northern British Columbia over the next five years, including the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. The Enbridge pipelines would transport petroleum from the Alberta oil sands to tankers on the British Columbia coast and petroleum condensate east from British Columbia to Alberta. The pipelines would cross and at times run parallel to important salmon habitats in the Upper Fraser, Skeena and Kitimat watersheds. This fact sheet highlights the importance of salmon in northern British Columbia and gives an overview of the risks posed to salmon by the Enbridge oil sands pipelines. For more information, see the full report, "Pipelines and Salmon in Northern British Columbia: Potential Impacts."

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