spOIL – A must watch video
Back in 2009, we visited and photographed in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada.
The following year, the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) did a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest. They teamed up with Pacific Wild, the Gitga’at First Nation and others to bring awareness to the fact that large companies, such as Enbridge, want to build a pipeline from the tar sands in Alberta to the BC coast town of Kitimat. From there oil tankers will have to zig zag through one of the most ecologically sensitive area on the planet to take this oil to Asian markets. These mega tankers will have to navigate a number of 90-degree turns, just begging for trouble and an oil spill that could wreck total destruction of this pristine environment.
A new documentary film called “spOIL” talks about the Great Bear Rainforest and the plans to build the pipeline. It won “Best Environmental Film” at the Vancouver International Mountain film Festival 2011. You can now watch it on Vimeo.
On May 2,2011, Canadians elected a majority Conservative government. There certainly is serious concern that the Harper government will allow the mega tankers to sail through this highly sensitive eco-system. If you reside in Canada, make your voice be heard and that you don’t want this pipeline to happen.
Take action to protect the Great Bear Rainforest here.
And more from the Sierra Club BC here.