The Enbridge Northern Gateway NEB hearings .. .. ….resulted in a ‘non-decision’..and left the federal government with ‘209 Conditions’ and.. to do the deciding !
Can/will Mr. Harper’s government ,using their ‘decisive’ style,‘dare to’ approve the Northern Gateway pipeline —before the October election ??
http://www.timescolonist.com/environment-legal-group-challenges-b-c-s-kinder-morgan-pipeline-conditions-1.1979709 notes that “British Columbia’s ‘5 conditions’ …….won’t be addressed if ………..we don’t know what concerns they (BC)have ….because they’re is not putting any EVIDENCE into the (NEB) panel “ ??
The BC government has had years to prepare expert, professional arguments (evidence) to support BC’ ‘conditions’…..??
BC government has done little to guide the public during these confusing hearings…The hearings process is underway and to ignore/disrespect it could leave BC with an ‘unnecessarily’ bad pipeline decision ..
Pipelines are required to transport bitumen to market…,will the ‘new bunch’ in Ottawa hear the BC public and NOT approve the proposed pipelines..? Smarter ,more publically acceptable pipelines, could be designed/located to minimize the probability/consequences of bitumen spills in our ‘lucrative ‘ waters…..which generate billions for businesses and government tax coffers!