price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
(Gifford Pinchot 1865-1946, first Chief of U.S. Forest Service)
In 2008, the energy-giant Enbridge proposed a $5.5 billion pipeline that would shuttle a half million gallons of oil–everyday–from Alberta’s tar sands to oil tankers working British Columbia’s rugged west coast.
The proposal ticked off countless environmental non-profits, First Nations groups, and conservation photographers, like Neil Ever Osborne. This summer, Osborne flew the proposed pipeline’s course, snapping aerial photos of wild B.C. that he hopes will convince the Canadian government to vote “no” on the pipeline. Here are his pictures.
|Douglas Channel near Kitimat|