Healthy Oceans. Healthy Communities.

Energy and Climate Change

Who pays for oil spills in Canadian waters?
Tanker technology: Limitations of double hulls
Shipping on the British Columbia coast: A briefing report
Pipeline and Tanker Trouble
Joint review panel oral statements Q & A
Financial vulnerability assessment
Major Marine Vessel Casualty Risk and Response Preparedness in British Columbia
Cleaning up our ocean

Hope for the whales of Robson Bight

Friday, April 18, 2008

VANCOUVER, B.C. ─ Living Oceans Society, Greenpeace Canada and concerned whale organizations are congratulating the governments of Canada and British Columbia for showing the leadership to mount an operation to recover logging equipment that sunk in Robson Bight last August. Today, B.C. Minister of the Environment Barry Penner and Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Loyala Hearn announced that the two governments had entered into a cost sharing agreement to raise the equipment. 

Legislation Introduced to ban oil tanker traffic from the Great Bear Rainforest’s coastal waters

Friday, June 20, 2008

VANCOUVER – British Columbia environmentalists are applauding legislation recently introduced in Parliament that will protect the province’s North Central Coast from the threats associated with crude oil tanker traffic.

The private member’s bill – Bill C-571 - was introduced by Catherine Bell, NDP Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North), on June 18, 2008 and it prohibits oil tankers in the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and the Queen Charlotte Sound. This coastal area is some of the most pristine in B.C., and includes the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest.