http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rthnb/whwrndrgvrnnc/whwrndrgvrnnc-eng.html “The purpose of the NEB is to regulate pipelines … in the Canadian public interest…” !
The BC public may be satisfied if the pipelines plans were ‘adjusted’ to MINIMIZE the probability of bitumen spills in Douglas Channel and other the busy marine passes,harbours,sensitive environments,world class travel sites ,etc. , that generate multibillion dollar TOURIST business and FISHERIES revenues …..
There still , is NO INDEPENDENT,SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN method to contain or recover an ocean bitumen spill… in typical ocean conditions..!
In the Canadian (BC) public interest… let Mr. Harper instruct the NEB to direct Enbridge and Kinder Morgan to change routes and jointly operate a combined pipeline system (possibly in common pipe line corridor)from Alberta to Port Simpson—which provides open ocean access to world markets for Alberta bitumen..This route eliminates the behemoth bitumen tankers in our sensitive,busy waters .
Since the wannabe pipe liners and the NEB chose,from day one, to ignore ‘the BC public (concern) interest’ about bitumen spills in our waters
they are left now with one option…
FIX the PIPELINES MESS NOW.,in the COMMON SENSE way….or does Mr. Harper suggest that Canadians should choose to await the possible ‘pup’ Justin solution ??