The traditional territories of the CSTC member First Nations has seen a considerable increase in oil and gas exploration activities. One of the many effects from the mountain pine beetle infestation include the increased ability for remote sensing technologies to determine what is under the ground.
The CSTC has called for meaningful involvement, consultation, assessment and decision making on lands and resources. CSTC and their communities require considerable expertise and capacity to address the variety of oil and gas projects. The following map shows the Basins within the CSTC territory and some proposed oil/gas pipeline projects:
Pipelines and Salmon in Northern British Columbia: Potential Impacts
Published: Oct 16, 2009
By: Pembina Institute et al.
Four major pipeline projects have been proposed for northern British Columbia over the next five years, including the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. All of the proposed pipelines would cross and at times run parallel to important salmon habitats in the Upper Fraser, Skeena and Kitimat watersheds. This report provides an overview of salmon resources in the affected watersheds and examines how pipeline construction and operation would impact salmon; the likelihood of spills; and the impacts of a spill on salmon. The four page fact sheet, “Oil and Salmon Don’t Mix,” highlights the importance of salmon in northern British Columbia and gives an overview of the risks posed to salmon by the Enbridge oil sands pipelines.
Read the report: Pipelines and Salmon in Northern British Columbia
Read the fact Sheet: Oil and Salmon Don’t Mix
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