Heiltsuk proposes plan to take strong leadership role in central coast oil spill prevention and response

Heiltsuk Nation has published a report outlining plans to strengthen oil spill prevention and clean-up on the central coast by establishing an Indigenous Marine Response Centre (IMRC). The report, “Creating a World-Leading Response Plan” puts forward a plan for an IMRC in Heiltsuk territory, with a goal of responding to all incidents within five hours or less.

For more about the Report, go to Heiltsuk Nation’s website (www.heiltsuknation.ca) or click right here.

A copy of the Report is available with the article, but for convenience we have also saved a copy here.

Lisa C. Fong and Michael Ng