Georgia Straight op-ed: Keep Stanley Park Oil Spill-Free


Read this op-ed in The Georgia Straight by the Wilderness Committee’s Tria Donaldson on the threat to Vancouver and Stanley Park from plans to dramatically increase oil exports out of Vancouver’s Westridge Terminal.

“Kinder Morgan has been operating the Trans Mountain pipeline for years,
but in 2007, the company started shipping larger quantities of oil. And
now Kinder Morgan wants to increase the capacity of their Trans Mountain
pipeline and reduce the amount of oil being refined locally, taking us
from 50,000 barrels a day of oil that is exported to close to 700,000
barrels a day of oil tanker traffic travelling through Vancouver’s
harbour” (Aug. 19, 2011)


About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.