There are only 73 Southern Resident Orcas left in existence, and they’re teetering on the brink of extinction. If the Trans Mountain pipeline is built, it could spell the end for this iconic species.
Will you tell the Canadian government to protect the coast from tar sands and give orcas a fighting chance at survival?
This pipeline would mean a 700% increase in tar sands tanker traffic – right through critical killer whale habit. Since orcas rely on echolocation to find food, science shows this increase in ship traffic would make their home waters impossibly crowded and noisy, pushing the already-struggling species to extinction.
A spill in Pacific waters would also place hundreds of thousands of people at risk, devastating local recreation and tourism industries and threatening seafood and traditional livelihoods on the west coast. The courts have already ruled that the federal government failed to properly consult First Nations, or take into account the environmental threat of increased oil tankers on the coast.
It's time to move beyond fossil fuels and towards a future where orcas – and humans – can thrive.
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