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February 24 2010 | Media Releases
Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance
Phone: (250) 960-5676 E-mail: Blogsite: s2sca.blogspot.com
For Immediate Release: February 24, 2010
SEA TO SANDS CONSERVATION ALLIANCE PRESENTS THE CRUDE FACTS
Information session on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project on March 2nd and 3rd, the Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance will be hosting The Crude Facts, two information sessions on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and Tanker Project. Speakers from Friends of Wild Salmon, regional First Nations organizations, UNBC and the Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance will speak about the environmental and social risks of this proposed project. “Given the likelihood of oil spills associated with the transportation of bitumen from the tar sands to Asian and American markets, people need to become educated about the potential negative impacts of this project and decide if this type of development will truly benefit northerners” said the event organizer, Sonja Ostertag. The events will take place on March 2nd from 2:30 to 4:30 in Room 6-305
at UNBC and March 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 at ArtSpace (1685 3rd Ave), Prince George.
Enbridge proposes to construct two parallel pipelines from northern Alberta’s tar sands to the port of Kitimat; one pipe will carry crude bitumen, a heavy oil product, to the coast of BC for oil tankers destined to Asian and American oil markets. “I‟m concerned about this project because it will accelerate the expansion of the Alberta Tar Sands; the proposed pipelines will cut through traditional territories and could lead to cultural destruction in the case of an oil spill” said local UNBC student and member of the Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance, Adam Thomas. The second pipe will carry condensate inland; condensate is an acutely toxic light hydrocarbon used to transform the thick tar-like substance extracted from the oil sands into a product suitable for pipeline transport. Both products present a distinct threat to fish, wildlife and humans in proximity to any spills.
The Crude Facts‟ will highlight the potential negative impacts of this project for northerners and their environment. The alliance will continue to organize events in Prince George in the coming months to help inform the public about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. S2S formed a Facebook group (s2s.ca) in the fall of 2009 and the group has attracted more than 600 members to date. Citizens interested in learning more
or who would like to join the group can email:
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Sonja Ostertag at (250) 562-4404 (evenings) or (250) 960-5675 (daytime), or email Sonja at .
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