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A review of offshore oil and gas development in British Columbia

Author: Simon Fraser University. Oil and Gas Research Group.; Coastal First Nations.
Publisher: [Burnaby, B.C.] : Simon Fraser University, 2004
Series: desLibris., Documents collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Fraser University. Oil and Gas Research Group.; Coastal First Nations.
OCLC Number: 311307540
Notes: "May 11, 2004."
Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 153 pages : maps
Contents: Introduction --
Background --
Purpose --
Environmental impacts --
Introduction --
Factors affecting impacts --
Characterizing impact --
Exploration --
Description of activities --
Impacts during exploration --
Development, production, and transportation --
Description of activities --
Impacts during development, production, and transportation --
Spills --
Risk assessment --
Fate of hydrocarbons following spillage into marine environment --
Impact of liquid hydrocarbon spills --
Impact of gas spills --
Duration of impacts from spills --
Clean-up strategies and their impacts --
Decommissioning --
Recovery at offshore sites --
Cumulative effects --
Incremental effects of OOGD activity --
Synergistic effects of other stresses --
Summary of impacts --
B.C. west coast characteristics that influence impacts --
Weather --
Bathymetry --
Tides and currents --
Geological hazards --
Oil spill sensitivity of coastline --
Ecology --
Uncertainties and knowledge gaps --
Conclusion --
Socioeconomic considerations --
Overview of oil and gas sector --
B.C. oil and gas sector --
Offshore oil and gas potential --
Economic development impacts --
Direct economic impacts --
Economic multiplier effects --
Economic impact studies --
Regional hiring --
Regional benefit planning --
Government revenue --
Cyclical nature of the industry --
Social impacts of development --
Impacts on other sectors --
B.C. offshore development scenario --
Time frame --
Investment and output --
Economic impacts --
Job creation --
Revenue distribution --
B.C. scenario summary --
Conclusion --
Institutional arrangements --
Jurisdiction --
Introduction --
Federal --
Provincial --
Jurisdictional cooperation --
First nations --
Concluding jurisdictional remarks --
Current management regime --
Oil and gas commission approval process --
Application review and decision making --
Environmental assessment --
Management regimes for offshore oil and gas development --
Evaluation of regulatory regime for OOGD in B.C. --
Roles and responsibilities --
Legislative base --
Decision-making criteria and methods --
Efficiency --
Stakeholder involvement --
First Nations --
Monitoring and enforcement --
Equity --
Resources --
Appeal process --
Adequate information --
Democratic accountability --
Evaluation summary --
Moratoria on offshore oil and gas in North America --
Moratoria in the United States --
Moratoria in Canada --
Provincial moratorium review process --
Federal moratorium review process --
Evaluation of OOGD west coast moratorium review process --
Evaluation of moratorium --
Adequate understanding of impacts --
Interest from proponents --
Stakeholder and First Nations support --
Comprehensive evaluation of costs and benefits --
Adequate planning and management structures --
Concluding moratorium evaluation remarks --
Overall institutional arrangement conclusions --
Conclusions --
References --
Appendices --
Appendix A: Conversion factors --
Appendix B: Coastal First Nations in the B.C. treaty process --
Appendix C: Heiltsuk Nation position statement.
Series Title: desLibris., Documents collection.
Responsibility: a study prepared for the Coastal First Nations by the Offshore Oil and Gas Research Group, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University.
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