WWF Canada seeks ban on scrubbers

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Yesterday the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada released a study concerning the use of open-loop exhaust cleaning systems (often referred to as scrubbers) and their potential impact on the endangered and iconic Southern Resident Killer Whale. WWF-Canada is encouraging a ban on the use of open-loop scrubbers and/or discharge from hybrid scrubbers in Canadian waters, especially in marine protected areas and critical habitats.  In the Vancouver Sun article today, the Chamber of Shipping President, Robert Lewis-Manning challenges the basis of the campaign and explains that the international shipping community is expending significant resources to meet the global sulphur cap on January 1, 2020 and continues to work aggressively on the transition to cleaner fuels and GHG reductions through the International Maritime Organization.

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