oil spills

Federal "polluter pays" announcement for tanker spills on BC coast doesn't hold water

The release of a new federal report recommends improvements to Canada's tanker spill regime on the BC coast. Yet onlookers worry the recommendations aren't enough to hold industry accountable.

BC Election: BC's most valuable resources on the line

This BC election will you vote to protect the environment?
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Oil spill experts tell review panel Enbridge proposal is too risky

Oil spill experts tell National Energy Board panel that Enbridge's oil tanker and pipeline proposal is too risky.

Enbridge's proposal to ship dangerous tar sands oil eastward puts communities at risk: activists

More dirty tar sands oil eastward to Montreal? Yes, according to a news release sent to us by Environmental Defence this morning, stating pipeline giant Enbridge's proposed plan to ship “heavy crude...

Gregor Robertson's letter of work and accomplishments

Mayor Gregor Robertson highlights Vision Vancouver's accomplishments and recent work in this letter: In a 9-1 vote last week, City Council passed my motion for city staff to develop a bylaw that...

Conservatives declare war on the environment, says Liberal MP Joyce Murray

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to gut environmental regulations shows that the Conservative government has has "declared war on the environment", according to Joyce Murray, Member...

Oil tankers in Vancouver's waters carry risk and fuel

Large tankers are a common sight in the Burrard inlet. However, some critics say Vancouver is poised to see an escalating tide of crude oil tankers due to increasing flow of petroleum from Alberta's o