Position Statement on Oil and Toxic Spills - BC SPCA
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Position Statement on Oil and Toxic Spills

The BC SPCA is opposed to the transport or storage of oil or toxic substances in environmentally sensitive areas.

Transport of all potentially harmful substances by boat, plane, train or vehicle, or by pipeline should adhere to international transport and safety standards. Prime responsibility for the safe handling of oil and chemicals lies with the appropriate departments of government and with commercial companies involved. Agencies undertaking transportation and supply of such substances must take every precaution to avoid environmental pollution and have available the resources necessary to deal with a spill, should one occur.

Approved by the Board of Directors – December 2007