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Canada Pipelines Still Need Better Spill Response, Clark Says

A fuel spill this month off the beaches of Vancouver proves more needs to be done before British Columbia will allow construction of new heavy oil pipelines, the west coast province’s premier said.

An estimated 2,700 liters of bunker fuel leaked from the Marathassa, a grain ship in Vancouver’s English Bay, sparking political wrangling, with the mayor and province accusing the federal government of a slow response and cleanup.