Any wannabe dilbit exporter must show the BC public or any would-be investor an ‘unvarnished’ ,independent expert scientific risk assessment of the proposed tanker marine routes throughout the BC coast ….!
Our new Government leader once told us about the importance of ‘science’ ….and ‘listening’ ! Now ,from Rome, we heard him say “the…decision we took on the Trans Mountain pipeline was based on facts and evidence ….! Our Minister of Science says “We need to be basing our decisions and policies, on facts, on evidence…. AND on SCIENCE !…
A recent Senate report (now buried ?)…. recommended on “how the government can restore ‘legitimacy’ to the pipeline approval process.”
Surely our advisors and scientists ,if so instructed, would confirm where there is a less risky marine route available that would permit Alberta to send more dilbit for export …!
Instruct our NEB or Chief Science Advisor to do an independent risk assessment ,and confirm that there is a relatively ,SAFER, marine route available, that would permit Alberta to ,ship dilbit, to the BC coast terminal ?
Build ONE PIPELINE from Alberta to a dilbit loading terminal that gives dilbit laden tankers less risky ,wide open access to the Pacific…
Carl Shalansky, P. Eng. (Retired)