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TAR SANDS, PIPELINES, AND SUPER TANKERS31 Aug, 2012 | Posted by: cnhe


One of the hottest environmental issues in the Canadian and global consciousness this year involves the proposed new Enbridge Northern Gateway project and Kinder Morgan Transmountain Expansion Project.

Three key threats are enfolded in this issue:

Tar sand drilling and expansion in Alberta that will elevate the toxic aerial and terrestrial pollution, and increase greenhouse gas emissions;

The installation of long dual pipelines from Alberta to Kitimat on the northern British Columbia coast, and another from Alberta to Vancouver

The demand for enormous super tankers to carry the new oil from northern British Columbia and Vancouver to Asia and the USA