ACCEPT ONLY THE BEST SCIENCE…

 

Lots of media reports about BC’ court fight against Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP)project. ..usually wanting to kill the ill-conceived TMEP and deny Alberta their need to export a key resource from tidewater to waiting ‘better’ markets.. The 2 key arguments against are

  1. insufficient effort devoted to looking for safer ,less  risky tanker routes …
  2. the complete lack of evidence that the promised world class containment  and  recovery technology for tanker spilled diluted bitumen(dilbit) will ever be effective !

The only way to improve the export opportunity is to develop a viable infrastructure while minimizing  the probability of a tanker dilbit spill…which can be done with an independent risk assessment of the BC coast that removes shipping traffic from  busy ,island bound waters…

The newly appointed Chief Science Officer could direct the preparation of such an independent risk assessment  report and we could then proceed to export dilbit through a smarter pipeline and least-risk tanker loading terminal location and earn those vital export revenues ….and watch as Premier Horgan ‘s name is added to Premier Rachel Notley’s Christmas card list.

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