As described on the Skeena Wild Conservation Trust website:
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project proposal includes two parallel 1,170 kilometer pipelines from the tar sands in northern Alberta to a proposed oil port in Kitimat. One pipeline would carry between 400,000 to 1,000,000 barrels a day of crude oil from the Alberta tar sands to the BC coast. The second pipeline would carry 193,000 barrels a day of condensate, a mixture containing chemicals and petroleum used to dilute the thick, molasses-like crude oil so that is can travel by pipeline. The proposed Enbridge pipeline would require over 1,000 stream and river crossings; this includes several hundred crossings in the Copper and Morice watersheds, two of the Skeena's largest salmon producing tributaries. The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project would also include the construction of a loading facility, including tank farms, near Kitimat. Super tankers would transport oil and condensate along BC's coast from Kitimat to markets in the United States and Asia. It is anticipated that approximately 225 condensate and crude oil tankers every year would travel our inside coastal waters.
For more information, or to take action on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, visit Friends of Wild Salmon or join Pipe Up Against Enbridge on Facebook.
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