The National Is Canada ready for an oil spill?

The National Is Canada ready for an oil spill?

A diesel spill on B.C.'s central coast near Bella Bella could be interpreted as a cautionary tale about Canada's capacity to handle more frequent tanker traffic and to respond adequately to fuel spills. This has become an important consideration, since the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans-Mountain Pipeline will significantly increase tanker traffic. In Bella Bella, after thousands of litres of diesel fuel polluted a pristine area — home to whales, eagles and a robust fishing industry — the federal government responded with measures that will more closely involve Indigenous communities and leverage local knowledge in oil spill response.

  • 2016
  • 00:10:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2017
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