No one should be surprised that the ,maddening ,poorly conceived BC pipeline proposals are receiving so much negative public response. The proponents have stubbornly IGNORED BC’ greatest concern—the potential threat of ocean bitumen spills in our busiest,environmentally related , multi- billion dollar annual tourist businesses—including the BC Great Bear Rain Forest, the ‘home’ of much loved white Kermode Bears… We read that Trans Canada ‘decided’ after much public outcry that they would NOT BUILD A SHIPPING TERMINAL in an area which threatened the white Beluga whale calving area..
Some may have ‘given up’ on the BC pipelines. Alberta can still to build the equivalent of all 4 pipelines….Energy East,Keystone XL ?,and a combined BC Enbridge/Kinder Morgan pipeline ! These ‘combined’ BC pipelines ,would terminate at Port Simpson,and would minimize the potential of bitumen spills in BC and Washington State busy ,environmentally sensitive waters…Douglas Channel,Burrard Inlet,Salish Sea.
Let the new Alberta leadership show us that all can benefit.. and ‘get‘ this TAX revenue generating exports infrastructure built –while considering BC public concerns !