An Assessment of Coastal Local Government Marine Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Capability

Submitted by: Georgia Strait Alliance

The evidence:

Through interviews with emergency managers and a comparison with similar jurisdictions in the US, the report reveals that many BC coastal local governments are not prepared to manage the consequences of a marine spill affecting their community, in large part because senior oil spill response partners are failing to provide the resources, information and engagement needed for local governments to effectively play their part in preparing for and responding to a spill.