This week we investigate the social, environmental and economic impacts of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. David Kaczan brings us the perspective of some Indigenous communities along the proposed route, Myles Curry brings us a ‘Local Campaigns’ segment with Vancouver based group ´No Tanks´, Andy Read discusses the economic impacts of the pipeline and Robyn Currie and Marcus Peterson discuss the environmental risks. Alex Hindle has a wrap up of the week´s news stories and Marcus Peterson is your host.
Endbridge Pipeline Special: Aboriginal Dimension
As millions of litres of oil wash up on the shores of the gulf of Mexico, tough questions are being asked about the environmental costs of our thirst for petroleum. Last week on Terra Informa we brought you a special report on the disaster down south, but the questions raised are all too relevant in Canada also. Are spills inevitable? Can we minimise environmental damage from our oily pursuits to acceptable levels? That of course, depends on who you ask. This week we bring you another special edition, focusing on one of Canada’s most controversial infrastructure proposals in decades. Calgary Energy Company Enbridge wants to build an oil pipeline from the refineries in Edmonton to a new super tanker port in Kitimat on British Columbia’s coastline. Later in the show we’ll examine environmental and economic perspectives on this proposal, but firstly we look at the potential effects on the First Nations communities along the route. David Kaczan filed this report.
Local Campaigns: No Tanks
In the second instalment of the recurring segment ‘Local Campaigns’, Terra Informa correspondent Myles Curry takes a look at the No Tanks campaign, based out of Vancouver, that is building community opposition to increased oil tanker traffic along Canada’s west coast.
Full Interview with Jeff Harrison of the No Tanks campaign (coming soon)
Enbridge Pipeline Special: Economic Dimension
Next up Andy Read is going to take a critical look at the economics and politics of Canada’s petroleum market and where the Northern Gateway Pipeline fits in.
Enbridge Pipeline Special: Environmental Dimension
Continuing our focus on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, Terra Informa takes a detailed look at the potential environmental impacts of this project.