The City of Vancouver has released another report about the potential effects of an oil spill in Burrard Inlet.
The study, conducted out of UBC, says a spill from an increase in tanker traffic could hurt the city’s economy because it depends so much on the harbour.
It says a major spill, of 16 million litres, could negatively affect the city’s “marine-dependent” economy by between $380 million and $1.23 billion.
Researchers looked specifically at commercial fishing, shipping and cruises, tourism and recreation.
The city says it will submit the findings to the federal review hearings on the proposal to expand the Kinder Morgan pipeline.