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
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