First warning two years ago when a freighter fuel spill occurred at Vancouver harbour. The clean up crew and equipment were non-existent. Steps taken were days late and totally useless!
Logic suggests that the Kinder Morgan, Trans Mountain and whole oil producer gang would put equipment and teams in place as a public relations move to show how sincere they were about controlling toxic tar sands bitumen spills when they happen.
After all, the Oil Producers gang are asking our permission to push through pipelines for a 7 fold increase in toxic oil flow shipping.
Million$ in television ads showing how saintly oil field employees declare they are sincere about not spilling oil mean nothing to us viewers. That money should be invested in oil spill prevention crews and equipment. Actions to instill our public trust.
In September of this year another fuel spill happened again off our B.C. coast at Bella Bella. The action taken was sadly delayed and totally ineffective. The booms were too small and broke open in stormy weather. This shows that Trudeau [ our federal government ], Christi Clark, [ Our Provincial Government ], and the Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan Oil consortium are still totally incompetent with protection of our fisheries and tourism industries.
If and when a moderate Exxon Valdez spill happens on our coastline, then Euro tourists will stay away in hoards not to mention the losses in fisheries harvests and lost employment.
Trudeau re-opened the Coast Guard station in Vancouver. A good start and a no-brainer. It is essential that a quick attack petroleum spill control team be available now!. Oil and bitumen spills are a future certainty. The Wealthy Oil sector who charge us one dollar for air at the gas station can easily afford to support emergency control of their oil and bitumen products.