Earth Economics presents oil spill Risk consequences
assessment to San Juan islands community
Project Director Rebecca Page presented Earth Economics’ recent report, San Juan County Oil Spill Risk Consequences Assessment, to community members of San Juan County on May 8. The 2019 report, commissioned by San Juan County Environmental Resources Division evaluates the extent of damages and range of costs from two hypothetical oil spills — an oil tanker spill and cargo vessel fuel oil spill — occurring in Haro Strait/Boundary Pass, which separates San Juan County and Vancouver Island
The assessment contributes to a cost-benefit business case for investment in additional spill prevention measures, including an emergency response towing vessel in or near county waters that could aid vessels in distress.
For more information, please contact Project Manager Rebecca Page.