The proposed significant  increase in dilbit tanker traffic ,as  proposed by Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), is of great concern to southern BC communities.. ..with little convincing solutions /remedies being offered for handling spills from  a severely damaged dilbit laden tanker …which could severely impact our major industry…the established multibillion dollar marine related ,established businesses.


Our now ‘unshackled ‘ Senate has just produced a comprehensive report  http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/sen/committee/421/TRCM/Reports/FINALVERSION-PipelineStudy-2016-12-07_e.pdf

that severely pans the way in which our government has handled this most vital national export plan.


Let our now ‘elevated scientists’ , produce a comprehensive risk assessment for the entire BC coast…and locate the ‘least risk’ terminal and marine routes for these dilbit laden tankers…

Yes ,someone might have to deal with , a leaking tanker after hitting a  bridge, a grounded/ruptured  tanker, a  political fanatic…or the most likely problem– respond  to human error consequences .

Let’s put aside all the rhetoric and deal with the  entire dilbit export project, and all of its ramifications …openly . As supported by our PM…when he recently told us.. …. “We need to be basing our decisions and policies on facts, on evidence and on SCIENCE !…”



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