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Energy and Climate Change

Canada unprepared for spill

Federal response system needs upgrading: expert panel

By Peter O'Neil and Gordon Hoekstra

Canada's oil spill response lacks federal leadership and isn't prepared for disasters in high-risk areas including southern B.C., according to a federal panel.

The panel's report, released Tuesday, was based on existing tanker volume, not the increased numbers of tankers involved if the Northern Gateway pipeline is built or the Kinder Morgan pipeline to Burnaby is twinned.

Karen Wristen
September 19, 2013