A press conference was held on October 3rd to draw attention to the planned closer of the Vancouver Coast Guard Marine Traffic Control centre. According to the Wilderness Committee's Ben West this represents a "perfect storm" of conditions that could lead to an oil spill along with the closure of the Kitsiilano Coast Guard station and the Environmental Emergency Response team tasked with coordinating the response to oil spills and other emergencies. Meanwhile Kinder Morgan has already increased tanker traffic though Burrard inlet and plans to bring us from 80 tankers a year to over 300.

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