Tar Sands, Pipelines, and the Threat to First Nations
October 31, 2012
There are few routes for tar sands oil to travel from the point of extraction in central Canada to the ports that are gateways to global markets. One is the controversial Keystone pipeline, heading south to the Gulf of Mexico. Another is the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which would travel west from Alberta through British Columbia to Pacific Ocean ports—straight through sensitive watersheds, temperate rainforests, and millennia-old communities of First Nations peoples.
This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).