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
On eve of a Northern Gateway decision in B.C., an oil tanker explodes off the coast of Japan
An oil tanker explosion Thursday morning off Japan’s coast is stirring fears on this side of the Pacific, where British Columbia is facing multiple oil and LNG gas proposals to rapidly increase tanker traffic.
ctvbc.ca, Tuesday Jan. 10, 2012
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