Black Wave: the Legacy of the Exxon Valdez
Jun 03, 2012
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street, Building 200, Room 203|
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Screening of Black Wave, and discussion with Caitlyn Vernon of Sierra Club BC on the proposed Enbridge tankers, Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and how they will affect the Great Bear Rainforest and Vancouver Island
For twenty years, Riki Ott, fisherwoman and marine biologist, and the fishermen of the little town of Cordova, Alaska have waged the longest legal battle in American history against the world’s most powerful oil company – ExxonMobil. They tell us all about the environmental, social and economic consequences of the black wave that changed their lives forever. Watch the Black Wave trailer.
This could happen to us. The proposed Enbridge pipeline would lead to an expansion of the tar sands and put the Great Bear Rainforest at risk of catastrophic oil spills. The twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline would bring the same risks to the Lower Mainland and the coast of Vancouver Island. Sierra's Caitlyn Vernon, author of the new book: "Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest", will show slides of photographs from the Great Bear Rainforest and facilitate community discussion about the risks of the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan projects and what we can do to protect our coast.
This is the kick-off event for the emerging Sierra Club BC local group in Nanaimo. Come and lend your voice and support to local efforts to stop these destructive projects!
Driving directions to VIU: Enter at Opgard Drive (main entrance). Pay parking is in effect at all times.