"Coastal First Nations Declare Opposition To Oil Pipeline"

"Vancouver, BC -- Dozens of orcas, hundreds of thousands of seabirds and millions of salmon were wiped out when the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled 40 millions litres of crude oil into Alaskan waters.

Twenty-one years later, a coalition of British Columbia First Nations says such a disaster can never be allowed to happen again, and declared it will do whatever it takes to stop a proposed pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the B.C. coast.

More than 150 First Nations, businesses, environmental organizations and prominent Canadians have signed on to the campaign to stop the pipeline proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge Inc."

Tamsyn Burgmann reports for the Canadian Press March 23, 2010.

Source: Canadian Press, 03/24/2010