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Gulf of Maine Times

Spring 1997 - Volume 1, Number 1

Canada and US collaborateon strategies to address Gulf of Maine oil spills

Gulf of Maine -- As long as we continue to rely on petroleum to power our vehicles, businesses, industries, and homes, ocean-going tankers will carry massive amounts of oil through the Gulf of Maine.

According to the Massachusetts-based Oil Spill Intelligence Report, the US alone uses 710 million gallons [2.7 billion liters] of oil per day.

Canadian Coast Guard Environmental Response Officer Ryan Green surmised that quantities of oil being shipped through the Canadian areas of the Gulf of Maine "are probably increasing, as are population and [oil] consumption."

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