Raincoastâ€™s Oil Free Coast initiative focuses on the threats to BCâ€™s marine and coastal environment posed from its potential conversion to an oil tanker energy corridor. Enbridgeâ€™s Northern Gateway project and Kinder Morganâ€™s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are both proposing to ship Albertaâ€™s tar sands oil through the coastal waters of BC. These proposals raise serious concerns at global, regional and local scales. They introduce the threat of chronic and potentially catastrophic oil spills in regions that host rare, endangered, vulnerable, and ecologically valuable species and ecosystems. Further, these routes provide outlets for the export of tar sands oil, exacerbating their staggering local impact and accelerating Canadaâ€™s contribution to atmospheric carbon. Raincoast is addressing this issue through several strategies tailored to the different proponents, processes and circumstances of the north and south coasts.