Enbridge video ignores Douglas Channel islands

Video depicting proposed Northern Gateway route conveniently omits islands from the proposed shipping channel

Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipeline is stirring controversy again, but this time it’s over a video from the company and not the politics around it.

In a video on the Enbridge website that depicts the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, around 1,000 square kilometres of islands disappear from Douglas Channel in British Columbia.

The proposed project would send bitumen via pipeline from the oil sands in Alberta to Kitimat. It would then be loaded onto tankers to be exported to Asia.

The video shows Douglas Channel as an open funnel leading from Kitimat to the Pacific. It ignores the narrow channels and islands that make up the access route.

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