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Trans-Mountain Pipeline

Trans-Mountain Pipeline

If Canada ups its oil shipping, should we worry?

Every week, a barge laden with a crude oil called dilbit makes the journey from Vancouver, B.C., to Tacoma, winding its way through the passages…

Are we ready for oil spills in the Salish Sea?

On October 13, 2016 a 95-foot-long tug ran aground off the coast of Bella Bella, British Columbia, spilling an estimated 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel.…

Oil tankers could doom Puget Sound’s orcas

Canada's recent approval for the construction of a pipeline in British Columbia could signal big changes for killer whales in the Puget Sound. Canadian Prime…

The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock

As the clash between police and protesters over the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota continues, tribal nations and environmentalists are gearing up to fight…

Pipeline project poses major threat to San Juan region

There is a dichotomy that defines the Salish Sea, the network of waterways that includes Puget Sound, the San Juan region, and southwestern British Columbia. These deep,…

Pipeline expansion proposal in B.C. has Washington groups worried, too

Kinder Morgan’s plans to boost the export of Alberta tar sands oil to Asia through its British Columbia pipeline picked up more opposition south of…

Northwest energy whack-a-mole: Another pipeline rears its head

So this is how it felt when the oil started flowing on the Persian Gulf. This century’s successor to the 20th century’s great energy game…