Congratulations to all those ‘allowed’ to intervene and speak…I hope that the NEB provided sufficient funds for you to contract your ‘chosen’ world class experts to prepare EVIDENCE for the Board …. such as Kinder Morgan will have had prepared ,for them , by their ‘chosen’ experts…?
The NEB tells us…’they regulate pipelines…in the PUBLIC INTEREST’……the essence of their being ;one would think ?? …
The following link is interesting..
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/spill+risks+would+rise+from+three+major+projects+study/9460933/story.html some excerpts follow..
1.“The potential for oil spills in the Haro Strait-Boundary Pass passage increases by 4.75 times as a result of the anticipated increase of 1,250 large ships annually …., according to the draft findings of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded study.” Who are these EPA folks ?—anyhow “they applied as wannabe interveners,TOO LATE”…though we’ll be involved in these ‘hearings’—like forever !
2.”Kinder Morgan’s consultants concluded the risk of a large spill is very low, once in 2,300 years ”…..who will debate this with influential expert data…?
3.”In a brief email, Transport Canada officials said they would review the U.S. study and CONSIDER any new information “…I thought the NEB should deal with this, in open public debate—not the OTTAWA EXPERTS ,alone !
To have a meaningful hearing the NEB should solicit and fund world class expert SCIENTIFIC opinions, independent of the Applicant—to permit a public review of the more complex issues —
Not long ago our Prime Minister counselled that ‘SCIENCE—not POLITICS ‘ should help us to decide…assuming of course that the PM meant ‘both sides’ of the science.
As Kinder Morgan President ,Ian Anderson ,tells us “Asia is where the producers want to get …”
Canada needs to export resources—and since much of the Bitumen would travel to Asia why not ship from an open port, just north of Prince Rupert— through a combined Enbridge/Kinder Morgan pipeline ,from Alberta ,to an open ocean terminal,thus LEAVING MOST ALL OF BC OCEAN WATERS AND SHORES WITHOUT THREAT OF BITUMEN SPILLS…such a common sense solution would require political leadership…leaving most BC’ers in a happier mood come election time—your move leaders…