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Federal bill to ban tanker traffic on B.C. North Coast, excluding LNG

The federal Liberals have introduced a new bill that aims to ban oil tanker traffic from the B.C. coast and impose penalties for potential violators.

Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, would put a stop to crude oil tanker traffic on the B.C. North Coast and prohibit oil tankers carrying crude and persistent oils as cargo from stopping, loading or unloading at ports in northern B.C. Read the rest of this entry

Oil tanker explodes in Japan, stirs worries in B.C.

Black smoke and flames rising from an oil tanker that exploded off Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on May 29, 2014.

Black smoke and flames rising from an oil tanker that exploded off Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on May 29, 2014.

On eve of a Northern Gateway decision in B.C., an oil tanker explodes off the coast of Japan

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Video: Pacific Trail Pipelines: Overview and Resistance

Band Council slams plan to twin pipeline to Burrard Inlet

ctvbc.ca, Tuesday Jan. 10, 2012

As the debate rages over a proposed oil pipeline in northern B.C., energy giant Kinder Morgan is quietly working on plans to double the capacity of its pipeline into Metro Vancouver.

The oil company owns the Trans Mountain pipeline that runs from Edmonton to a terminal in Burnaby, and wants to meet China’s growing demand for oil by twinning the line to bring in 700,000 barrels a day. The company will decide later this year if it will make an application for the project with the goal of completion in 2016. Read the rest of this entry