The President of Kinder Morgan (KM) Canada will answer ‘questions’ …. from communities ON existing routes, with exception of Vancouver,which is on the ‘marine corridor’ .. ALL OF SOUTHERN BC is located on the ‘MARINE CORRIDOR’
, which offers ocean bitumen spill potential in many of our multi billion dollar revenue generating waters …. !
Recall when Mr. Harper counselled that SCIENCE ,NOT POLITICS should help us to decide —We’ve seen ,no demonstrated ,SCIENTIFICALLY proven method for recovery of bitumen spills ,in TYPICAL ocean conditions !
Washington State has produced a SCIENTIFIC report which forecasts the likelihood of bitumen spills in the Salish Sea….the NEB chose to ‘not hear’ that US EPA funded report ..all in the Canadian public interest ,of course !
KM will quickly remind us that they ‘need not care’ ,as shipping is not their responsibility. Guess what—the BC public does care !
There is a SIMPLE way to fix the pipelines mess !
Build one pipeline system ,jointly ,from Alberta to Port Simpson..or vicinity..
Imagine ,no new bitumen tankers to threaten Douglas Channel,Burrard Inlet,Salish Sea waters and shores in BC and Washington State !
Such a move could regain BC public support …and ‘assist’ with negotiations ??
Carl Shalansky,(P.Eng.,retired) https://redfern3359.wordpress.com