Special Report: Reports From The Energy Battlegrounds

Hot temperatures.  Raging conflicts. From ground zero of climate change, a crowd-funded series on energy, people, and the environment.

Former Coast Guard commander casts doubt on 'excellent' spill cleanup claim

Retired Commander Frederick E. Moxey said based on his experience, government claims of having contained "80 per cent" of the English Bay spill were likely false. “I’ve been in hundreds of spills and...
English Bay oil spill, oil spill Vancouver,

As fuel spill pollutes beaches, destination of toxic material remains unclear

Nearly a full week after the toxic spill in English Bay, key details regarding the clean-up and disposal of contaminated articles remain unclear.  After the grain ship MV Marathassa ...

Mayor's statement on Vancouver fuel spill

Any spill of this nature is met with grave concern by all Vancouver residents, and underscores both the importance of robust oil spill response capacity in our local waters
English Bay oil spill, oil spill Vancouver,

Murky waters: Bunker fuel spill at English Bay toxic, City warns people not to touch

The City of Vancouver has confirmed a bunker fuel leak in English Bay and warned people not to touch the toxic slime washed up on shore. Transport Canada said the source remains unknown, but 2600...

Estimate of bunker fuel spilled in English Bay was 'conservative,' say officials

Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas says 80 per cent of that estimated spill had been cleaned up by the first day and what’s left is "a negligible amount."