The B.C. government, which opposes the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline because of the potential threat to the Salish Sea’s marine environment and its endangered killer whales, is putting those same waters at risk by approving logging in a sensitive watershed, a coalition of U.S. conservation organizations says.
The Skagit River system flows south from B.C. through Washington State and into Puget Sound, including waters that are critical to chinook salmon – the primary source of food for the southern resident killer whales.
LINK (via: The Globe and Mail)
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“Surely the giant dam you people built and the huge settling pond that backed up behind it figures more in the demise of Salish Sea orcas than anything we can do a hundred miles upstream will.”
– Expected response from BC Govt.