Stopping the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline
The Enbridge Pipelines was proposed to carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to a west coast supertanker port at Kitimat. The route would have crossed 1,000 streams and rivers, including the salmon-bearing Fraser and Skeena. Friends of Wild Salmon worked with its allies to get a full public inquiry for the Enbridge project, and to protect Skeena wild salmon from the grave threat that it posed. Finally, in November 2016, the federal government cancelled the project stating the “The Great Bear Rainforest is no place for a pipeline and the Douglas Channel is no place for oil tanker traffic.” and announced their plans to enact an oil tanker ban on the north coast.