Everyone in BC knows that the Northern Gateway pipeline is proposed to travel from the Albertan oilsands, through our province to Kitimat where the oil would be loaded onto supertankers to travel across the ocean to China. The fear of an oil spill has really galvanized opposition to the pipeline.
So, Enbridge (the pipeline company) hired a PR firm (one that has worked for Big Tobacco and Enron) to roll out a multi-million dollar campaign to convince the public that the pipeline is safe. The problem was that the tanker route was extremely treacherous including the maze of islands that oil tankers as long as the Eiffel Tower would have to precariously weave through.
So, what did they do? They ERASED these BC islands right off their map and pipeline safety videos.
I'm an independent specialist in scientific data visualization and I recently discovered that Enbridge deliberately removed 1,000 square kilometers of islands off their route safety video and map to make the oil tanker route look much less treacherous than it actually is.
They can't erase part of the BC coastline just like that.
This video makes their deception very clear: Enbridge Northern Gateway flyover Misleads the public