Posted on September 21, 2012
In December 2010, 61 Indigenous Nations in BC came together in a historic alliance to protect the Fraser River watershed and to declare their opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
Signed in Williams Lake in late November, and published in a full page ad in the Globe and Mail on December 2, the “Save the Fraser Gathering of Nations” declaration is based on Indigenous law and authority, and it states: “We will not allow the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, or similar Tar Sands projects, to cross our lands, territories and watersheds, or the ocean migration routes
Posted on August 11, 2012
by Arthur Caldicott
Americans are addicted to oil. George W Bush said it himself.
Actually, the entire industrialized world is addicted to oil. And those countries that aren’t yet fully wired on
Posted on August 08, 2012
A Watershed Sentinel Comox Valley report by Delores Broten
On a hot Friday evening in August, a packed audience at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay BC listened spell bound and sometimes close to tears to marine toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott. In an event sponsored by World Community, Ott was describing the long term impacts to fish, mammals, and humans from the Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Gulf, and Kalamazoo River oil spills.
Ott, who was a commercial fisher in Cordova Alaska as well as a trained scientist, was in a unique position when Prince William Sound was hit by the Exxon Valdez oil spill 23 years ago. She described how the response to the spill was nothing like what had been promised by the oil companies before the port was opened.
She talked about how any spill response actually collects, at the most, 15% of the spilled oil, which