UBCM pushes for EGCS restrictions

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BC municipalities are calling for stronger environmental protections from the federal government to keep harmful cargo and cruise ship pollution out of the ocean. In a motion passed at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)  annual convention in Whistler, BC last Friday, UBCM calls on the BC government “to commit to advocate to the federal government on the issue of exhaust gas cleaning systems’ acidic washwater discharge, as part of a comprehensive BC Coast Marine Strategy; pushing for stronger environmental protections, in line with thriving cruise and cargo waters of our US neighbours, to include preventative measures to stop scrubber dumping from ships and require cleaner fuels be used.”

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