Pollutions & Toxics

Offshore Oil & Gas

federal moratorium on oil and gas activities off BC's west coast, including tanker traffic in the Inside Passage, has been in place since 1972. However, the ban has never been legislated, and in 2006 we learned that condensate tankers were travelling through the inside waters of BC's north coast in violation of the moratorium.

Today, the threats to BC's coastal waters from oil and gas development are greater than ever before, with the barrage of oil and LNG export projects currently on the table.

Read more about our work to protect the marine environment from oil & gas drilling, and push for a legislated tanker ban in BC's inside coastal waters.

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Humpback whale
Humpback whale, photo by Barbara Watson

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