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Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales on the brink

Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales on the brink | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Orcas of the Salish sea face what conservationists say is their biggest threat to date: an expansion proposal for a pipeline that would snake from Alberta to the Pacific coast.
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Over the brink of climate and biodiversity tragedy, we don’t need any booster jets on the way down. Let’s end these dangerous projects and encourage developers and investors to concentrate on renewable energy. (Follow the link below to see the map for this project.)
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Pipeline proponents consider explosives in ocean to scare whales from potential oil slicks (Canada)

Pipeline proponents consider explosives in ocean to scare whales from potential oil slicks (Canada) | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
June 29th, 2014 (Stanley Tromp). The proponents of two controversial pipelines to British Columbia’s coast say they would consider deploying underwater firecrackers, helicopters and clanging pipes, among other methods, to ensure whales don’t swim toward any disastrous oil spill that might result from increased tanker traffic carrying bitumen to Asia.


“NOAA [National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration] identified oil spills as an acute extinction threat to the southern resident killer whales,” the U.S. department says in its request for information from the pipeline project."


“I am unaware that any whale hazing techniques have been, or will be, scientifically tested on actual whales,” Mr. Noviello said

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As Ed Sibylline says, "No pipeline, no problem!"

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