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B.C. oil spill consultation process raises issues of jurisdiction, delay: experts

Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 9:24 AM | By Ian Burns

The government of British Columbia is undertaking a series of public consultations on new regulations for oil spills in light of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project, a situation that observers are saying may raise legal questions on jurisdiction and delay of infrastructure projects.

On Jan. 30, Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman revealed the province is seeking feedback in a number of areas with regard to oil spills, including response times and compensation. But likely the most contentious issue the province is looking...