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The editorial ``Saving More Than Oil,'' Sept. 13, states: ``Washington State Gov. Mike Lowry (D) recently ordered all oil tankers serving Canada via western Washington's inland passages to file spill-prevention plans with the state.''

We in Canada applaud this requirement. However, these ``inland passages'' are not Washington's; the Strait of Juan de Fuca is an international waterway, bordered on the east side by Canada along the coast of British Columbia.

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