B.C. First Nations Fear Disastrous Spill is Inevitable – Edmonton Journal

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B.C. First Nations fear disastrous spill is inevitable

By Gordon Hoekstra and Trish Audette, edmontonjournal.com January 7, 2012

The Gitga’at First Nation has been saying no to the Northern Gateway pipeline project since 2006.

The project will bring more than 200 huge tankers annually through the waters next to their tiny community of 160 in Hartley Bay at the entrance to Douglas Channel on B.C.’s northwest coast.

The risks and effects of an oil spill are simply not worth any economic benefits, which the First Nation view as nil, says Marvin Robinson, a spokesman for the community.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/news/First+Nations+fear+disastrous+spill+inevitable/5962854/story.html#ixzz1izJYRa62

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