‘Baywatch’ star wants oil tanker ban – Toronto Sun


Toronto Sun – Friday December 10

by Laura Payton

OTTAWA – An actress better known for running on beaches than protecting them
is joining a campaign to ban oil tankers from the south coast of B.C.

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, popular for her bouncing bosom in the
show’s opening credits, lent her famous face to a YouTube video called Oily
Beaches? No Tanks!
A B.C. chapter of the Council of Canadians posted the
video to its YouTube channel.

“A 30-second navigational error could be catastrophic,” Anderson, who grew
up in Ladysmith, B.C., says in the video about the tankers that enter and
exit the Port of Vancouver.

“If there was an oil spill here, I don’t think (the coast) would ever

“Oil on the beaches where I grew up? No tanks.”

Supporters of a ban on oil-tanker traffic off the south coast of B.C. argue
the ecosystem is fragile and navigation through relatively shallow water and
underneath the city’s bridges is tough.

Kinder Morgan, the owner of the pipeline that runs into the port, plans to
double capacity and increase the current traffic, which hit 65 tanker loads
last year.

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About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.