All You Need To Know About Tanker Safety and Spill Response!
If you haven't already please take a look at what our network at Resource Works has been working on.
Resource Works has developed a plain-language guide to oil tanker safety and spill response on British Columbia's coast.
The document acts as a starting point from which to have a meaningful discussion on the risk posed by increased marine tanker
traffic with the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, and other energy exports from Canada’s west coast.
The Citizen's Guide looks at safety and spill response measures including:
After an exhaustive review, Ottawa approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with 157 stringent requirements, including investment in B.C.’s ability to respond to oil spills.
The federal Oceans Protection Plan provides $1.5 billion over a 5-year period to achieve a world-leading marine safety system that will increase the government of Canada's capacity to prevent and improve response to marine pollution incidents.
Trans Mountain will invest $150 million in the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, which is responsible for responding to oil spills on the coast. The corporation will use that funding to hire 115 new personnel and add 43 vessels to its existing spill response fleet.
To access the guide click here