Concerned citizens are not allowed to speak about ‘silly’ issues such as—tank farm failures/fires –bitumen ocean spills from tankers in our busy,environmentally sensitive waters (Douglas Channel,Burrard Inlet,Salish Sea) that support multibillion dollar tourist revenue businesses and yes,national trade !
The public wait for the ‘live demonstration’ of Mr.. Harper’s promised ‘world class’ bitumen containment and recovery contraption…hopefully soon to be demonstrated in open ocean conditions ? You know—at night,during tide change,during a howiling gale ,while bitumen laden tanker is hung up on a reef or ??!
Yes modern transportation carriers may have pilots on board,yet even so ,may ‘fail’—or ,because some ‘OTHER person’ who -–lacks training,is angered/distraught,vengeful ,has medication/alcohol issues ,is a religious/political fanatic,hanky panky,etc.??..
.Remember,pipelines don’t fail;PEOPLE fail pipelines. Ships don’t just sink unless ‘assisted ‘by a PERSON—Airplanes don’t just fall from the sky..unless helped by PEOPLE.. As such,the BC public do not wish to sanction these unnecessarily risky pipeline proposals ..
The ‘new’ NEB process is a sham,some say ..! BUT MAYBE the upcoming National Election Ballot(real NEB ) could make things right..?
Democracy sometimes slows down matters but here’s opportunity for the PUBLIC to direct our wannabe pipe-liners to LISTEN ,finally !
There is a simpler,safer way, to ship bitumen to world markets—meanwhile our leaders dither ,Alberta frets , and export revenues suffer needlessly !!