ORCAS,TMX,NEB

http://www.sanjuanjournal.com/news/tribes-give-spoken-testimonies-against-trans-mountain-pipeline-expansion/

Chief Bill James  emphasized “the pipeline expansion  affect entire ecosystems…from Orcas to humans……I hope your spirit will understand”. …

Lisa Wilson : “ Unless we do something …we’re going to lose this …”

“ Jeremy Wilbur…  fishing gear lost  ……tankers rarely stay in their …designated lanes…” !

This Trans Mountain Expansion …may bring us to the point of no return” ?

The U.S. has studied0  shipping traffic in the Salish Sea…. their report concludes (pg. 157)   https://www.seas.gwu.edu/~dorpjr/VTRA/PSP/FINAL%20REPORT/PSP%20FINAL%20REPORT%20-%20DRAFT%20012214%20-%20HQ.pdf   “To put it simply……there is no guarantee that risk increases due to traffic increases can be fully mitigated…”

 

 

Canada’s  challenge is to minimize the probability of dilbit tanker spill with rigorous independent  risk assessments of the BC/Washington coast.

.Canada’s 1978 shipping  study suggests a port location  somewhere north of Prince Rupert .(see attach)..

 

 

Lyne Mercier, chairwoman of the reconsideration board, said that spoken testimonies are a reminder of regional tribes’ tradition of oral history and that the information, “cannot always be adequately shared in writing ”  Personal, oral presentations can be powerful …and difficult to evaluate…The Chairwoman  has a challenge before her.

Good Luck.

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