Wild Salmon, Pipelines, and the Trans Mountain Expansion

Easy access to cheap, abundant oil has created a high standard of living for many cultures and societies. At the same time, the extraction, refining, distribution, and use of this oil – as energy and in products – is increasingly undermining many of our planet’s life forms and the fragile balance of conditions that support climate stability and human prosperity. These effects are occurring on local, regional, and global scales. This report characterizes the risks posed to wild salmon by a Trans Mountain pipeline spill into the Lower Fraser River or a tanker spill into the Salish Sea. The Lower Fraser River flows from Hope past Mission, through Metro Vancouver, and into the estuary where it meets the Pacific Ocean.

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