A Diesel Spill Is Putting the World's Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk

A Diesel Spill Is Putting the World's Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk

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In the early hours of Oct. 13, a petroleum tug-barge tanker called the Nathan E. Stewart ran aground near Waglisla (Bella Bella) on the central coast of British Columbia, crashing into one of the richest ecological and cultural treasures in Wax'wuisaxv-s Haiłzakv (Territory of the Heiltsuk First Nation). Almost three weeks later, the sunken tug is still there, still intermittently leaking diesel, and clean-up efforts have barely begun. As someone who works and lives in Bella Bella, and who has spent time as an observer for the Heiltsuk Nation in the aftermath of the crash, what I’ve been seeing firsthand has left me concerned.

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