Pipeline and Tanker Trouble: The Impact to British Columbia’s Communities, Rivers, and Pacific Coast
Pipeline and Tanker Trouble, a report written by the Natural Resource Defence Council, Pembina Institute and Living Oceans Society, uncovers the dangerous nature of diluted bitumen and details the places at risk of an oil spill. Diluted bitumen is not the same as conventional oil; it is more likely to cause corrosion in the pipelines through which it flows, as well as in the tankers that carry it through marine ecosystems. Compared with conventional crude, bitumen blends are more acidic, thicker, and more sulphuric. The inland and marine ecosystems that the pipeline(s) propose to travers are dangerous and provide important habitat to a diverse range of species.