Take 44 mins one of these days and watch this. It won “Best Environmental Film” at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2011.
Enbridge wants to build an oil pipeline from the Alberta oilsands (the dirtiest oil in the world) to the west coast of BC through the Great Bear Rainforest, so tankers can cart off the oil to other nations. Problem is, it cuts right into a nature preserve where natives have been living off the land self-sustainably for thousands of years. And where only a few “spirit bears” (white black bears) live, not to mention a rich ecosystem. The waters where the tankers would have to navigate are so dangerous that an accident (ie oil spill) seems inevitable.