OTTAWA -- Today the federal government made another attempt to appear environmentally responsible by "raising" (read: capping) the liability limit on offshore oil operations in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans to $1 billion dollars.
To put it in perspective, the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost $42 billion to clean up.
"Why cap the limit at a fraction of the real cost? Aren't Canadians entitled to full compensation?" asks John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.
Sierra Club of Canada feels no amount of money can compensate for the havoc caused by the devastating legacy...