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Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, is about protecting a remote an ecologically important place from the introduction of a risk that does not currently exist there, namely the introduction of bulk crude oil tanker traffic.
This report, released by a coalition of leading Canadian environmental organizations, measures the federal government’s progress toward meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.
This submission contains West Coast Environmental Law’s comments on the BC government’s 2018 Policy Intentions Paper on spill preparedness and response in BC.
In May 2017, Canada's federal government introduced Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.
West Coast Environmental Law Association was invited to appear as a witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to provide testimony on Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.
In January 2016, West Coast Environmental Law Association released Keeping Our Coast Clean: Frequently Asked Questions About an Oil Tanker Ban on BC’s Pacific North Coast, in response to th