|Environmental Impacts||Visible: Global warming|
Potential: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Oil spills, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity
|Other||As the type of oil to be transported is substantively different than conventional crude oil, ejos fear it will make the pipeline more likely to corrode, leak or break.|
Of the hundreds of rivers Northern Gateway is set to cross, 83 are deemed highly sensitive, such as salmon spawning streams, or home to rare aquatic wildlife.
The project is also said to threaten the endangered humpback whale.
|Socio-economic Impacts||Visible: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..)|
Potential: Militarization and increased police presence, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights