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BC Oil Spill Response

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              B-C residents are being asked to weigh in on potential policies for preventing and responding to oil spills as one of the province’s most controversial proposals heads to court. The province says people can offer input until the end of April on policy areas like response times for oil spills and compensation for the impact of spills. Premier John Horgan announced last week that B-C will go to court to get a legal determination on whether it has jurisdiction over another proposed policy — limiting the expansion of diluted bitumen shipments through the province. That point has drawn the ire of Alberta’s government, with officials calling the proposal an illegal measure that would effectively kill the expansion of Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline to the B-C coast.

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