Mr. Gin’s prognostications about human error(people !),saboteurs/terrorists,tanker and storage tank ‘incidents’ ,etc..may sound overly alarmist to some..
Recall when Canada,in 1970, was challenged by ‘terrorists’ who kidnapped and murdered ,in support of their cause…the Prime Minister invoked the War Measures Act……this was to challenge an ‘enemy’ that was local ..Today the enemies are more numerous and are international and more ‘invisible’ .The recent Paris and Belgium disasters ‘happened’ when governments were on high alert…
Mr. Gin’s research points to many vulnerable areas ..which must be scientifically/strategically analysed…before we install pipelines and tanker routes in the wrong place—unnecessarily ! !
Our government is rebuilding/ replacing schools and public buildings….likely because of scientific ‘risk assessment’ studies ABOUT EARTHQUAKES….?
I can’t imagine any strategically valuable, vital infrastructure, proceeding today without a ‘high calibre’ risk assessment for ‘management and investors’ consideration..Our government seems content to let our wannabe pipe-liners put their pipelines and related tankers in the handiest location..without INDEPENDENT ,expert,risk assessments ..and slight recognition of BC public concerns..about the inevitable bitumen spill in our multi-billion dollar environmentally related businesses ?
We require ONE pipeline .terminating in an open ocean BC coast location…..not Burrard Inlet,the busy Salish Sea or Douglas Channel,etc. !
Restart the hearings and review pipe-liner proposals that resulted from LISTENING and SCIENTIFIC STUDY …by the best in the business !!