Oil Spill Prevention & Response

Lake Champlain Sea Grant partners with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Network to host webinars and training related to safe practices for fuel transport. Lake Champlain Sea Grant also conducts and shares training and provides resources for marina owners and boat operators about oil spill prevention and response.

Crude Oil Transport in the Lake Champlain Basin

In New York State, a major rail line transports crude oil along the length of Lake Champlain’s western shoreline, bringing crude oil from Montreal, Quebec to Albany, New York.

Prevention and Response Training

Free online training available from the Boat U.S. Foundation: Spill Prevention for Marina Staff

Lake Champlain Sea Grant offered an oil spill prevention and response training for marina owners and operators in spring 2019.


Basin Resources


Spill Preparedness

Crude Oil Transport

Oil Spill Science

Technical Information

International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation