Friday, 19 April 2019 14:21

BC Governments supports tanker ban

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George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, issued a statement with respect to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications hearings on Bill C-48. His statement is expressly against the expansion of the movement of heavy oil through BC’s coastal waters, with arguments that BC residents value the environment, and the risk of an oil spill is too high. He notes that more investment is needed in marine oil spill preparedness and response to ensure that a potential spill would be dealt with effectively, and the measures may need to go beyond what has been laid out in the Oceans Protection Plan.

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