BC launches consultation process on oil spill response

The British Columbia government announced this afternoon (February 28) it is seeking comment on four policy areas of oil spill response. The fifth, on restricting diluted bitumen transport through the province which sparked the row with Alberta, is being referred to the courts. “We understand the personal …

Our view: Government needs to listen on ocean drilling

Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, who cut her political teeth opposing drilling as a member of the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association (she is still the group's vice president), noted a single leak from an oil well in an offshore fishing area “could devastate us all.” She's right. It would be the …

Our view: Government must listen on ocean drilling

Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, who cut her political teeth opposing drilling as a member of the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association (she is still the group's vice president), noted a single leak from an oil well in an offshore fishing area "could devastate us all." She's right. It would be the …

By Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO Petroleumworld 02 28 2018

Ibama said in a statement that Hydro Alunorte was operating without environmental licenses and that heavy metals had been found in surface waters near the unit after rains caused what a Health Ministry watchdog institute has said was a leak. The company has denied there was a spill, but has said it …

Tar, dead turtle found on the beach in Port Aransas

Authorities don't believe the tar balls are related to an Oct. 20 barge explosion off Port Aransas that dumped 2,000 barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, said Timothy Piquette, a marine science technician II for the U.S. Coast Guard. All of the spilled oil from that barge is gone, but the tar still will be …

BC environment minister unveils oil spill response paper – Vancouver Sun


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BC environment minister unveils oil spill response paper
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The province is seeking public input on its position to beef up oilspill-response regulations for required response times, response plans and compensation for spill damage, B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman said Wednesday. Heyman released a 41
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BC environment minister unveils oil spill response paper

Setting prescribed response times in the event of a spill. • Requiring oil transporters to write geographic response plans that set out what resources are required to support immediate spill responses in sensitive areas. • Determining compensation for the loss of public use of lands due to a spill including …