Traversing troubled waters

Larry Pynn | Vancouver Sun | November 14, 2013

CONDITION 2 : World-leading marine oil-spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.'s coastline and ocean to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy-oil pipelines and shipments. WHAT IT MEANS: In its presentation to the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, the province further defined its condition, saying that a world-class marine response capacity "means ensuring that the required equipment and personnel can be mobilized in a timely and effective manner regardless of the nature and extent of the spill." The $6.5-billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline to Kitimat and Kinder Morgan's $5.4-billion twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline to Burnaby would increase tanker traffic up to 1,000 trips a year.

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