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Ian McAllister Discusses the Proposed Enbridge Pipeline/Tanker Route Past the Great Bear Rainforest

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Published on Nov 4, 2012

I interviewed Canadian environmentalist Ian McAllister in the Great Bear Rainforest on a foggy day in September 2012 as we watched grizzly mothers teaching their cubs to fish for salmon. The conversation turned to the proposed Enbridge tar sands oil tanker route. Ian says, "The biggest impediment to shipping oil to Asia right now is the fact that the Great Bear Rainforest is sitting between China and India and the oil reserves of Alberta. And they would really like this whole idea of the Great Bear Rainforest to go away,. They realize that the salmon and bears and the fiercely independent first nations who are so against it are the biggest impediment to moving that oil. If they could somehow remove the Great Bear Rainforest from the equation they'd have a really good chance of moving that oil."

Ian McAllister is an environmentalist and photographer who has written award-winning books on the carnivores of the Great Bear. Ian is a founding director of the Canadian based wildlife conservation group Pacific Wild, which seeks a ban again all tanker traffic on the B.C. coast. In 2010, he was awarded the NANPA Vision award and was also named among Time Magazine's "Leaders of the 21st Century" for his environmental conservation work.

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