Protect our waters

How many times do we have to tell the NEB and Enbridge that Douglas Channel … ‘was the dumbest possible location for a BITUMEN tanker route.’.
Now comes along Kinder Morgan (KM),with an even dumber plan, requiring bitumen laden tanker sailings to significantly increase in our busy Vancouver Harbour , the Salish sea , ,Boundary pass and Haro strait…I’d guess that KM has an expert’s (report) explaining potential ‘spill frequency’ for bitumen tankers… The U.S .Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also has studied the area ,but EPA was NOT PERMITTED TO APPEAR as an intervener at the upcoming NEB hearings—surely the NEB would WANT TO HEAR about the U.S EPA study….IN THE CANADIAN PUBLIC INTEREST ! Apparently not—?? What could the EPA possibly know ??
see http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~dorpjr/VTRA/PSP/FINAL%20REPORT/PSP%20FINAL%20REPORT%20-%20DRAFT%20012214%20-%20HQ.pdf
Yes there are many complex issues involved….and treating the public like bunch of dumbos with ubiquitous nonsense ads,political maneuvers, has not gone unnoticed and we all await Oct 2015 to see who survives—
The pipeline schemes ,as offered the public, were poorly concocted from the outset. The wannabe pipeliners have created their own problems that they are unwilling to acknowledge or deal with….
Meanwhile let’s solve the problem—now—or must we wait until after the election ??
Here’s a simple plan that deals with most BC concerns– Enbridge and Kinder Morgan to combine forces and build one pipeline system from Alberta to Port Simpson ,or nearby ,to provide for open ocean access to world markets—and thus better “protect our waters and environmentally sensitive areas—” …and get on with shipping bitumen to the waiting customers !

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