Several prominent landowner and environmental groups have launched a tip line that will allow callers to anonymously report pipeline spills.
The Alberta Surface Rights Group, Greenpeace Canada, The Council of Canadians and the Sierra Club have all partnered to start the anonymous tipline in a response to what they call government inaction to previous oil spills.
“We know the public doesn’t know how many oil spills ravage this province every year or the impact those spills have,” said climate and energy campaigner Mike Hudema with Greenpeace Canada in a release.
“With this spill tipline, every person can be a watchdog, help protect their communities and be a part of the solution. We hope to get enough oil spill reports that the government won’t have any other choice than to launch an independent review of pipeline safety in the province.”
Callers can report a spill by dialing 1-855-23-SPILL or by going online to www.cleanalbertawater.com.