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CBC – BC Almanac: Northern Gateway and marine safety live from Prince Rupert New

CBC – BC Almanac: Northern Gateway and marine safety live from Prince Rupert New

UBC study on economic impact of Northern Gateway spill and Enbridge VP Janet Holder. Listen to the segment from CBC’s BC Almanac.

UPI: Study takes aim at Northern Gateway pipe

UPI: Study takes aim at Northern Gateway pipe

A study from the University of British Columbia suggests a major oil spill tied to the planned Northern Gateway pipeline could erase economic gains. Canadian pipeline company Enbridge aims to build the Northern Gateway pipeline to deliver around 525,000 barrels of so-called tar sands oil from deposits in Alberta to the port of Kitimat in […]

National Post: Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline faces fight from scallop farmers

National Post: Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline faces fight from scallop farmers

A line of yellow buoys marking the boundaries of a scallop farm outside Prince Rupert, British Columbia presents the biggest challenge Enbridge Inc. may face in its bid to connect Canada’s oil sands to Asia. The aboriginal communities on British Columbia’s northern coast, already a port for ships to load grain and coal sent by […]

Business in Vancouver: Oil spill off B.C. coast could cost $9.6b and wipe out pipeline benefits: UBC

Business in Vancouver: Oil spill off B.C. coast could cost $9.6b and wipe out pipeline benefits: UBC

An oil spill off B.C.’s coast could cost up to $9.6 billion, according to a University of British Columbia (UBC) study released yesterday. That cost would wipe out any economic benefits of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry diluted Alberta bitumen and be shipped to Asia on tankers, according to the study’s authors. […]

CBC News: West Coast oil tanker spill clean-up could cost $9.6B

CBC News: West Coast oil tanker spill clean-up could cost $9.6B

A new study says the cost of cleaning up a major oil spill on the North Coast of B.C. could hit $9.6 billion, wiping out any economic benefits from the Northern Gateway Pipeline project for the region. The UBC study was sponsored by the World Wildlife Federation and conducted by Prof. Rashid Sumaila, the director […]

Phys.org: Single spill could wipe out economic gains from Northern Gateway, researchers warn

Phys.org: Single spill could wipe out economic gains from Northern Gateway, researchers warn

A major tanker spill off the coast of northern British Columbia could wipe out any potential economic gains from the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The study, sponsored by WWF-Canada and conducted independently by UBC fisheries economists Ngaio Hotte and Rashid Sumaila, estimates that losses […]

Globe and Mail: Enbridge, opponents spar over pipeline’s risks

Globe and Mail: Enbridge, opponents spar over pipeline’s risks

This week, federal hearings into the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline have come to Prince Rupert to examine marine impacts and spill response. On Tuesday, Enbridge representatives were grilled on how they would compensate local fishermen if their gear were destroyed or damaged by passing tankers. Against this backdrop, a new study conducted by University […]

Toronto Star: Cost of B.C. oil spill could outweigh Northern Gateway gains: WWF Study

Toronto Star: Cost of B.C. oil spill could outweigh Northern Gateway gains: WWF Study

The financial costs of a worst-case scenario tanker spill off the north coast of British Columbia could outweigh the economic rewards of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline for the region, says a study by the UBC Fisheries Centre. The study funded by World Wildlife Fund Canada looked at the potential losses to commercial fisheries, tourism, […]

Washington Post: Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline faces fight from scallop farmers

Washington Post: Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline faces fight from scallop farmers

The aboriginal communities on British Columbia’s northern coast, already a port for ships to load grain and coal sent by rail from Canada’s interior, are expanding shellfish farming and ecotourism, said Art Sterritt, executive director of Coastal First Nations. The native group seeks to develop an economy based on renewable resources and has attracted investment […]

Dr. Rashid Sumaila named the 2nd Johan Hjort Chair in Marine Economics and Management by NorMER, University of Oslo

Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Director of the UBC Fisheries Centre and the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, has been appointed to the 2nd Johan Hjort Chair in Marine Economics and Management by the Nordic Centre of Excellence (NorMER – University of Oslo), recognizing his contributions to the field of ocean and fisheries economics, management and policy. The […]