"Vancouver Environmentalists Launch Oil Tanker Tracking Alerts"

"VANCOUVER -- A Canadian environmental organization has launched a new automated system to draw public attention to the number and size of the oil tankers that transit Vancouver's Burrard Inlet."

"Warning that a pipeline expansion proposal by Kinder Morgan could make Vancouver the major conduit of tar sands crude oil to China, the Vancouver-based Wilderness Committee is providing oil tanker alerts that people can receive on their cell phones.

The service issues an alert when a tanker is preparing to fill up with crude oil at Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, the terminus of the Trans Mountain pipeline system, which runs 1,150 kilometers (715 miles) from Edmonton in northern Alberta near tar sands production facilities."

Environment News Service had the story November 17, 2011.

Source: ENS, 11/18/2011