Title: Citizen’s Guide to Tanker Safety & Spill Response Author: Stewart Muir, Don Hauka, Kim Lonsdale, Scott Simpson and Joe Spears Publisher: Resource Works Date: May 2018 Full Text Article Summary: The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMEP) was announced in May 2012 and approved four and one half years later in December 2016.
The recent approval of pipeline projects in Canada is expected to increase the amount of oil tankers transiting Canadian waters.
This development, along with the steady rise of tanker movements around the world, has raised questions about the opportunities and risks for coastal and Indigenous communities, the environment and the economy. More specifically questions have arisen in the measures available to deal with oil spills, and any preventative measures to make this vessels safer.
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