The recent approval of pipeline projects in Canada is expected to increase the amount of oil tankers transiting Canadian waters. This development, along with the steady rise of tanker movements around the world, has raised questions about the opportunities and risks for coastal and Indigenous communities, the environment and the economy.
In accordance with the mandate of Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping to provide impartial and fact-based information on marine shipping in Canada, the organization has created a website that highlights:
* How to distinguish tankers from other types of cargo ships
* Where tankers operate and how much oil they transport through Canadian waters
* A history of notable oil spills in Canadian waters
* What measures are in place to prevent, prepare for and respond to oil spills in Canada
* What “the polluter pays” principle means and how much money is available to cover oil spill cleanup costs
The site’s purpose is to share objective information about oil tankers in Canadian waters, and to encourage informed conversations about marine shipping.
About Clear Seas
Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping is an independent research centre based in Vancouver, B.C., that promotes safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada. Clear Seas provides impartial and fact-based information on marine shipping in Canada to policy makers and the public. Clear Seas’ mandate is to initiate and interpret research, analyze policies, identify best practices, share information and facilitate dialogue. All reports and findings are available to the public at clearseas.org.
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