We hear that PM Trudeau will ‘order’ a ban on oil tanker traffic in BC northern waters… …everyone remembers the EXXON VALDEZ disaster…The US didn’t respond with a’ knee jerk’ ban for all oil shipping traffic’ !
Much has been done by the (US) industry to reduce the probability of similar incidents…
Their National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility, is busier than ever. . Canada must make scientifically researched decisions also…Let the PM Invite recognized science research organizations/universities to work toward Canada’s best interests…include our, once famous, National Research Council..
THE ISSUE ,in a nutshell is…more tankers..in our busy waters…equals MORE RISK !
So,select proposals for ‘ least risk’ waters…not ‘slap bang’ in the middle of busy harbours and tricky island passages..!