Ottawa’s $1.5B spill response plan eases B.C. fears, Premier says

Premier Christy Clark says a $1.5-billion ocean-protection plan announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday answers the province’s spill-response concerns.

The endorsement could mean a hurdle crossed for Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, to the consternation of environmentalists who say no amount of response planning will prevent a devastating spill.

“We’ve been cheated by the federal government for decades when it comes to adequate spill response,” Clark said. “I’m really gratified to say the federal responses we saw today address the gaps that we’ve identified. I look forward to finalizing the details.”

Published November 9, 2016

Last modified on November 15, 2017