The recent NEB listening panels , confirmed that communities will not ‘grant permission’ to locate the ill-conceived Kinder Morgan dilbit infrastructure in our busy ,environmentally related, rich, business income and tax revenue waters .This result basically confirms PM Trudeau’s recent comment …that “after due deliberation… governments grant permits…and ultimately communities grant permission”.
Subject to the Panel recommendartion to the NEB…our government now must ‘deliberate’ until they come up with a publically acceptable plan to export Alberta oil . Our PM did offer to mediate in the pipeline in review… While climate change matters are decided…we must export dilbit…in the National Interest !
Where is the location that offers the least likelihood of a dilbit spill ? Once that location is determined the PM can make his decision…
The simpler the better. Some have suggested to build just ONE PIPELINE system from Alberta to a loading terminal location that provides more open access to the Pacific .