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.