Why we pretend to clean up oil spills

Smithsonian published a Hakai Magazine story on how we deal with oil spills, and featured a UBC study on the potential cost of oil spill in Vancouver.

The UBC study found that if 16,000 cubic meters of diluted bitumen were released in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, it would cost at least $1.2-billion to the local economy, which relies on tourism and promoting its “natural” beauty, not including the cost of a “cleanup.”