Mayor Sullivan Asks City Manager to Initiate Urgent Action to Help Protect Vancouver Port & Marine Environment

Mayor Sam Sullivan has asked the Vancouver City Manager to take urgent action to help protect the Vancouver Port, Stanley Park and the marine environment following today’s oil spill near Port Moody.
“I have asked the City Manager to coordinate our response with federal, provincial and other municipal authorities on an urgent basis,” said Mayor Sullivan. “If required, the City of Vancouver is prepared to activate our emergency plans to protect the environment.”

According to reports, an oil pipeline has burst near Port Moody causing oil to run down streets, through neighbourhoods and into Burrard Inlet.
Mayor Sullivan’s office has been in contact directly with the Chairman of the Vancouver Park Board, Port of Vancouver and federal & provincial officials to offer the City of Vancouver’s full support in the response effort.