Offshore Oil & Gas
A 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.
|Humpback whale, photo by Barbara Watson|
- Federal agency rejects funding for controversial seismic testing - March 9, 2007
Seismic blasting threatens B.C. marine life - Dec. 14, 2006
Methanex, Encana Violate 34-year old Tanker Moratorium - June 26, 2006
Three in four British Columbians support ban on crude oil tanker traffic in BC’s inside coastal waters - Jan. 19, 2006
Conservation groups want recommitment to offshore moratorium (pdf) - Nov. 22, 2005
Federal government decision threatens Canada's marine life - Nov. 17, 2005
Canadian Government Deaf to Seismic Science - April 18, 2005
Reports & Submissions
- Acoustic Impacts on Marine Life - May 4, 2005
- GSA submission regarding Statement of Canadian Practice on the mitigation of seismic noise in the marine environment - April 18, 2005
- Public Review Panel Final Report - November 19, 2004
- GSA submission to Public Review of the Federal Moratorium on Oil and Gas Activities Offshore British Columbia - May 12, 2004
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