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The motion called for the creation of a bylaw that "would require
pipeline operators and oil tankers using Burrard Inlet, Vancouver
Harbour and/or the Fraser River to indemnify the City of Vancouver and
existing local industries through appropriate liability insurance at a
level equal to the projected amount of clean up operation costs, and
loss of business compensation for a worst case scenario oil spill."
In the interim, it also decreed that "the Mayor write to Prime Minister Harper expressing the City of Vancouver's strenuous opposition to any increase in oil tanker traffic, or measures that lead to increased oil tanker traffic, as it poses an unacceptable and unmitigated risk to Vancouver's economy and environment."
Council's bylaw follows on the heels of the Vancouver Parks Board's vote earlier this week to formally oppose Kinder's pipeline and tanker plans and vocal comments from Robertson in the media, vowing to do everything in his ability to foil Kinder's plans to turn Vancouver into a shipping port for the Tar Sands.