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Tankers and Tar Sands Oil Threaten the Salish Sea

Oil tanker in BC waters

San Juan Islander
Wednesday, 14 December 2011

By Chris Genovali and Misty MacDuffee

The NEB approved the latest request by Kinder Morgan, which will consequently increase tanker traffic in the Salish Sea. Despite requests by Raincoast and other NGOs, this was done without a full public process…

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Tankers and orcas cannot co-exist

By Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali, Island Tides July 28, 2011

According to Kinder Morgan, an estimated 288 tankers (576 transits) will leave Westridge Terminal by 2016, up from 71 tankers (142 transits) in 2010. This translates to more than one tanker per day transiting our region’s front yard…

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B.C. coast at risk if crude oil delivery rises substantially

Enbridge Northern Gateway is proposing a pipeline and oil tankers through BC

By Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali, Edmonton Journal July 23, 2011

Earlier this year, energy giant Kinder Morgan submitted an application proposing to increase the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline that is delivering oilsands crude to the Westridge Marine Terminal in British Columbia’s Burrard Inlet…

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