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Ask your local mayor and councillors to support Resolution A8 against tankers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow
Friday, 14 September 2012 09:27


posted by Joan Russow

Union of B.C. Municipalities will be meeting in Victoria at the Convention Centre from September 24-28. The UBCM  is voting for a third straight year on a resolution related to oil pipeline and tanker proposals.

Resolution A8, against tankers was passed by the municipality of Saanich


Resolution A8 recognizes that:
“A crude oil spill would have devastating and long lasting effects on British Columbia’s unique and diverse coast, which provides critical marine habitat and marine resources that sustain the social, cultural, environmental and economic health of coastal and First Nations communities”.


It calls on the Union of B.C. Municipalities to:
“Oppose projects that would lead to the expansion of oil tanker traffic through B.C.’s coastal waters…and urge the Premier of British Columbia, the Leader of the Official Opposition and members of the Legislative Assembly to use whatever legislative and administrative means that are available to stop [this] expansion of oil tanker traffic.”


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