The Harper and Alberta governments alongside Big Oil companies have made it abundantly clear they view the tar sands (also known as oil sands or natural bitumen) as a key economic driver in Canada. They are intent on increasing production and exports. The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are critical components to this vision. This report provides pipeline profiles for both pipelines projects, which would cut across B.C. to ship tar sands crude to international markets from coastal waters. These profiles examine what these projects are proposing, what the risks are, what opposition exists, and where governments stand.