Media Summary: Lobbying for oil tankers by "lame-duck" premier hits a nerve in BC

"A wide-ranging coalition of environmental, business and fishery groups are furious at Premier Gordon Campbell’s “lame-duck” call to end the ban on oil tankers through B.C. waters." - Suzanne Fournier, The Province.

With television and radio interviews, as well as numerous print articles, it's clear that BC's tanker ban issue is still of great interest to provincal and national media and, presumably, British Columbians.

Gordon Campbell's last minute act of lobbying to repeal the federal oil tanker ban off the coast of Northern BC has been seen for what it was: A final farewell kiss to the fossil fuel industry that he subsidized for years without question, and a strident attack against the wishes of the majority of British Columbians who support a ban in BC's sensitive Northern coastal waters.

Summary of major print and online coverage:

Critics blast B.C. premier's letter to Harper to sink tanker bill Judith Lavoie Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Victoria Times Colonist & Montreal Gazette, February 25, 2011

Anger as "lame-duck" premier Gordon Campbell calls for oil tankers in northern B.C. waters Suzanne Fournier The Province February 25, 2011

Campbell slammed for oil tanker support The Canadian Press & CBC February 24, 2011

Campbell attacked over oil tanker letter The Canadian Press Metro Newspapers (Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Edmonton) February 24, 2011

Critics blast B.C. premier's letter to Harper to sink tanker bill Judith Lavoie Victoria Times Colonist & Montreal Gazette February 25, 2011

Canada dependent on honesty of oil tanker industry Andrew Mayeda The Vancouver Sun February 24, 2011

Tanker ban legislation to be introduced Kitimat Sentinel Feburary 25, 2011

Oil tanker ban CKNW February 24, 2011

Western Canada premiers want oil tanker ban removed Dan Burritt News 1130 February 24, 2011

Premiers Pumping for Petroleum Sales in Asia Barbara Yaffe Vancouver Sun "Power Play" Blog February 24, 2011

Campbell Calls on PM to Strike Down Oil Tanker Ban February 24, 2011