"Oil has a long history of not producing wealth or prosperity, exactly the opposite. What oil brings is poverty, social disease and environmental degradation. This is something that this coastline does not need," iLCP founder and president Cristina Mittermeier said. "
This is an environmental threat facing British Columbia and the coast… This is an environmental threat that would be facing planet Earth. This would have global impact."
"When you're working with 100 of the best photographers in the world, you need to deploy them. So we came up with the idea of a SWAT team… to capture images and bring back stories," Cristina said.
The goal of a RAVE
"In global terms, when you think about the Alberta tar sands, it will be doubling its potential output if this pipeline goes through. It's not just the impact it will have on the coastline. It's the impact it will have in Athabasca. This is one of the most toxic projects on the planet and I think as a civilized society, we need to ask ourselves: 'Do we need this oil?' And maybe the answer is 'no, not anymore.'"