By Larry Pynn
VANCOUVER — Two-tug escorts. Double-hulled tankers. Radar at critical stretches of coastline. A spill-response capability more than three times greater than now required by Transport Canada.
That, said Enbridge, is its commitment to ensure the safe movement of tankers associated with its Northern Gateway oil pipeline terminal on the British Columbia coast at Kitimat.
Critics don’t buy the assurances.
They fear a spill by even one massive tanker could wreak havoc on marine life and contaminate hundreds of kilometres of coastline.