Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan …was elected… to represent BURNABY interests.. …..Kinder Morgan disagrees..
The National Energy Board(NEB) is an independent federal agency …..to regulate international and interprovincial ASPECTS of the oil….industries.. energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest..
Until we see INDEPENDENT,SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN,FIELD TESTED BITUMEN CONTAINMENT AND RECOVERY PROCEDURES—DEMONSTRATED IN TYPICAL OCEAN CONDITIONS we’ll want NEB (the‘public protector’) to do their job by telling the wannabe pipeliners to find more suitable,less threatening ocean shipping routes .
Every ASPECT of this Alberta bitumen EXPORT PROJECT needs to be publically reviewed. Has the shipping industry or KM offered world class shipping risk analysis studies for NEB to evaluate—? NEB could contact the US EPA—they have such a study , which our NEB refused to hear ??
Pipelines and tankers are a reality in our economy—but let THE BC PUBLIC decide when,where ,how and don’t expect BC public to accept THE ENBRIDGE or KINDER MORGAN SCHEMES, AS PROPOSED—there are better ways/routes to get the Alberta oil to market…which provide with minimum risk to our waters!
Or must we await the decision of the Ultimate NEB(National Election Ballot)..come Oct 2015 ?