Mayors are filling a leadership vacuum.. “… much at stake , property values, emergency services, tourism … etc. “
The President and CEO of Enbridge was once quoted in the press about ‘the possibility’ of moving out of Douglas Channel (Kitimat) …..and now Alberta Premier,Jim Prentice says there are “other options besides Kitimat from which to unload unrefined heavy oil onto tankers” …and then immediately ‘forgot’ what he’d said !..
A note to Alberta pipe dreamers who want to traverse our lands and waters ..Please discuss ,BEFOREHAND, routing plans with local local leaders and officials !
There is NO SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN, field DEMONSTRATED method, for handling spills in typical ocean conditions !.. In meantime install your terminal and shipping routes where the probability and consequences of bitumen spills is minimized—NOT DOUGLAS CHANNEL—or the busy SOUTHERN BC and WASHINGTON STATE WATERS AND SHORES !
It’s simple —build one combined pipelines system to deliver Alberta bitumen from Alberta to Port Simpson..and directly to world markets.
Mr. Harper could work with our mayors ,and instruct the NEB to order a ‘pipelines route change’ ….and FIX THE BC PIPELINES MESS,NOW—all in the Canadian public interest !