Friends of Morice-Bulkley

The North Coast Oil Tanker Moratorium passed into law!

July 15, 2019

On Jun 21, 2019 Bill C-48 Oil Tanker Moratorium Act received Royal Assent.  At long last, we have a law protecting our fragile and productive coastline from the threat of crude oil spills! Thank you to all of our supporters who have raised their voices over the years!

Efforts to protect our coast from oil tankers began almost 50 years ago in the early 1970s. Back then, the main threat was American oil tankers sailing from Alaskan oil ports to refineries in Washington State. Later, a proposal arose for an oil port in Kitimat. Most recently, the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal galvanized northest British Columbians against risks of oil spills.

The new tanker moratorium would never have become reality without people like you -- people who value our coast, our salmon and our unique way of life. It shows that when concerned citizens stand up and make their voices heard, we can create real change.