Oil tanker explodes in Japan, stirs worries in B.C. (BREAKING)
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.
Hundreds of oil and gas tankers proposed for B.C.'s coast
"Now Kinder Morgan is asking to triple the capacity of that pipeline, which would triple the existing risk. Enbridge wants to build a whole new tanker facility in Kitimat. The majority of British Columbians are asking, 'why should we swallow those additional risks just so pipeline companies can ship more of our oil to refineries overseas?'"