Enbridge has unveiled a PR video in a bid to sway public opinion on their possibly disastrous plan to stretch the Northern Gateway Pipeline across land we’d rather not bathe in heavy crude. Apparently the only way they could make it look like a safe and viable plan is to erase islands from the Douglas channel.
According to an recent article on the David Suzuki Foundation website by Lori Waters, a specialist in scientific data visualization:
The problem is that the tanker route is extremely treacherous, including a maze of islands that oil tankers as long as the Eiffel Tower would have to precariously weave through. So, what did they do? They ERASED these BC islands right off their map and pipeline safety videos.
In this video, an activist illuminates the 1000km of landmass missing from the Enbridge “Route Safety” video:
Here is Enbridge’s original video:
See Lori’s Facebook album for video stills and Google Map images of the Douglas Channel.
For more information and ways to get involved in opposing the Northern Gateway Piepline, check out Sum of Us.