Jim Beatty, ctvbc.ca
Published Monday, September 20, 2010 4:24PM PDT
The stakes are huge as Canada considers whether to chase a pot of black gold by approving the Northern Gateway pipeline through an area of pristine wilderness in northern B.C.
CTV Investigates Pipe Dream stories:
- Mixing oil and beauty in B.C.
The Great Bear Rainforest is home to a rich and diverse ecosystem, and is the only place on earth to find the spirit bear. But the untouched wilderness could be under threat with a proposed $5.5-billion oil pipeline to be built by the oil giant Enbridge
- Saving the world with photographs
The fight against a proposed oil pipeline through B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest is employing an unlikely weapon: the camera.
- Environment vs. economy in Kitimat, B.C.
The proposal to pump Alberta oil to B.C.'s pristine northern coast is highly contentious. At the centre of the Northern Gateway pipeline debate is the town of Kitimat, a town that is divided between protecting the land, and securing its future.
- Pipe Dreams: Northern B.C. scenery and wildlife
- Pipe Dreams: Northern B.C. communities