VIDEO: Kinder Morgan, Coal Ports could turn Vancouver into 'Carbon Corridor'
Check out this new video from the Wilderness Committee and Vancouver filmmaker Dan Pierce, titled “Save the Salish Sea: Protecting an Ecological Gem from Fossil Fuel Extraction.”
The 5 min film details the government and industry vision to transform Vancouver into a “carbon corridor” to export fossil fuels to new markets. Says Wilderness Committee Climate Campaigner Eoin Madden, “This is the most important place in the world for people to know about, to care about, and to stop climate change.” Madden notes that US pipeline giant Kinder Morgan’s aim to dramatically increase oil pipeline and tanker traffic through Vancouver, combined with plans to make the coastal city North America’s largest coal exporter, could burden the atmosphere with an additional 250,000 million tonnes of CO2 annually.
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. This article originally appeared in the Common Sense Canadian. Reprinted with permission.