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Oil Tanker Moratorium Act restricting crude oil in northern BC passes third reading in House of Commons

May 8, 2018

If cleared by the Senate the West Coast Environmental Law Association says the bill would prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude or persistent oil from stopping, loading or unloading at ports in northern British Columbia.

“Today’s passing of Bill C-48 is the result of almost half a century of hard work by First Nations, community members, environmental organizations and politicians,” said Jessica Clogg, the executive director and Senior Counsel for the West Coast Environmental Law Association in a release.

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