An oil spill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could threaten five provinces | Marine planning and conservation | Oceans | Science & policy | Marine planning and conservation | Issues
Photo: An oil spill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could threaten five provinces

Recent exploration for oil and gas at the Old Harry deposit in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could lead to offshore drilling in the region.

Video simulations developed by the David Suzuki Foundation show that all five provinces bordering the Gulf of St. Lawrence could be affected in the case of an oil spill.

Each simulation illustrates what could happen if an spill of approximately 10,000 barrels of oil per day took place over a 10-day period in various seasons. The model demonstrates the direction of the flow of oil emanating from an instant or continuous spill. Forecasts indicate the location and concentration of surface and underground oil over time.

Tell the federal government to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence from oil and gas drilling and disastrous spills. Ask the government to issue a moratorium immediately and ban exploration and drilling for the entire Gulf region.

The Gulf of St. Lawrence is a unique ecosystem that sustains several coastline communities and contains rich biodiversity. Ask the government to issue a moratorium on exploration and drilling in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and prevent disastrous spills in the area.

You can also join St-Lawrence Coalition or the Blue Whale Alliance to ask for a moratorium for the entire gulf of St.Lawrence. By supporting either of these coalitions, you ask that the concerned government bodies issue a moratorium on oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence as soon as possible.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/oceans/science/marine-planning-and-conservation/an-oil-spill-in-the-gulf-of-st-lawrence-could-threaten-five-provinces/

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