Canada to ban oil tankers from northern BC ports

Canada’s federal government is introducing a bill that will make law what has been an informal partial ban on crude oil tankers calling at ports on British Columbia’s north coastline, according to Bloomberg and Reuters.

It will apply to vessels carrying more than 12,500 metric tons of crude or persistent oils.

The stretch of coast affected reaches from the border with Alaska down to the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

The measure is part of the Liberal Party’s plan to reduce potential oil spills.

This legislation is being moved just days after a provincial election made the Green Party power brokers in BC.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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