Calling for a ban on oil tankers in BC waters

SAANICH OBJECTS TO COASTAL TANKER TRAFFIC

Sep 15, 2010

SAANICH COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO LOBBY FOR A BAN ON ANY INCREASE IN TANKER TRAFFIC, OR OFF SHORE OIL DRILLING ON THE B-C COAST.

CO-SPONSOR OF THE RESOLUTION WAS COUNCILLOR DEAN MURDOCK…

“Saanich, like many jurisdictions in the Capital Region, has a coastline that we are concerned about, that could be potentially impacted by an oil spill, in the event of a tanker running aground”

MURDOCK SAYS SAANICH WILL COMMUNICATE ITS CONCERNS DIRECTLY TO THE FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS; AND WILL SUPPORT A SIMILAR RESOLUTION THAT IS SCHEDULED FOR DEBATE AT THIS MONTH’S UNION OF B-C MUNICIPALITIES CONVENTION.