Citizen’s Guide to Tanker Safety & Spill Response


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

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The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMEP) was announced in May 2012 and approved four and one half years later in December 2016. Much work has been done but the most costly and substantive pieces still lie in the future. The Project is expected to be in service by late 2020. Yet many are rightly asking: Will it ever be finished? A fair question. At this writing, in May 2018, we can only wait and see. This document has been been independently prepared to provide a compendium of fact-based information to assist the public during a period of robust discussion on TMEP in general and the subject of marine risk in particular. It may not contain all the answers, but the authors have done their best. We intend it as a starting point from which to have a meaningful discussion on the risk posed by increased marine tanker traffic with the expansion of TMEP and energy exports from Canada’s west coast.

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