Louisiana has attracted some cleaner industries recently, but after natural gas prices dropped to ten-year lows this spring, chemical manufacturers are rushing to build and expand. Residents need those jobs but fear explosions and toxic emissions.
Do you know whether you live, work, shop or play near a high-pressure pipeline like the one that recently blew up in San Bruno, killing eight people, burning 60 more, destroying 120 homes and leaving a crater 40 feet deep?
Marine and terrestrial environments, as well as natural capital within Northern Gateway's footprint will clearly be put at risk from a pipeline or oil tanker spill if the project moves ahead. Will British Columbians take the gamble?