Kevin Gardner,president Western Canada Marine Response Corp,(will) lead the response to a West Coast oil spill disaster ….
Gardiner indicated that Ottawa will shift to risk-based preparedness model..and focus on high traffic and high risk areas..like southern BC, Gulf of St Lawrence ,Bay of Fundy,and Nova Scotia’s Strait of Canso.
There appears to be a long way to go before effectively dealing with a bitumen spill in ‘real/typical’ ocean conditions.
Ottawa has ‘figured out’ that southern BC is a high traffic,high risk area..We are fortunate to have available a relatively LOW traffic and LOW risk ‘area…!
Let Mr. Harper order the NEB to instruct Enbridge AND Kinder Morgan to change the pipe line and tanker routing—to a LOW-RISK LOCATION..Let Cabinet approve(in the Canadian public interest) a jointly managed pipeline from Alberta to Port Simpson and quickly deliver Alberta bitumen to world markets—and likely gain much Alberta/BC support for this low risk,common sense, simpler pipelines system ? We’d expect Mr. Prentice to help to bring First Nations to ‘the table’ …as part of the solution ..