VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Oil tanker traffic through Vancouver harbour is again up for debate, with a call by the Greens for a moratorium on crude oil traffic through Vancouver harbour.

The party’s lone MLA warns a spill could spell disaster.

Andrew Weaver argues the Northern Gateway hearings have revealed an inability to respond to a spill of diluted bitumen.

And he says if the province opposes that pipeline, it should also oppose crude oil traffic currently leaving Burnaby.

“The economic consequences of a dilbit spill into Vancouver harbour would be profound, not the least of which on our tourism industry. Yet it’s going ahead.”

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