Forest Ethics – Thursday Feb 7, 2013
PRESS CONTACTS: Nikki Skuce, ForestEthics Advocacy – 250-877-7762 or 778-210-0117; Amanda Follett, 250-877-3758
SMITHERS, BC – Receiving a portion of the revenue from tar sands oil pipelines proposed for British Columbia would not come close to covering the costs to British Columbia residents, a report released by ForestEthics Advocacy reveals.
This week at the federal review hearings, Enbridge has been promising “world class oil spill response plans.” BC Environment Minister Terry Lake claimed on CBC that Northern Gateway has said its spill response plan “would be above and beyond what is regulated” in Canada.
“But these are all voluntary commitments by Northern Gateway with no liability or substance behind these promises,” said ForestEthics Advocacy senior energy campaigner Nikki Skuce. “Once again, Enbridge is asking British Columbians to risk all and trust them to protect our coast.”