The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed a state regulator’s decision to grant a certificate of need for Calgary-based Enbridge’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline …..and requires the environmental impact statement be completed BEFORE …. the certificate is granted……. ??
Like in BC, Enbridge and Kinder Morgan want to BUILD pipeline systems that will require tankers to,NEEDLESSLY, travel through our environmentally sensitive ,multi billion dollar revenue generating coastal waters…without a publically(environmentally) acceptable tanker routing plan !!! .We must insist that our leaders/regulators do the sensible thing, and obtain public approval for routing of the pipelines and bitumen-laden tankers !
Fortuitously, the BC public have the opportunity to CHOOSE a leader that will listen and deal with BC’ concerns…one who is ‘SMART’ enough to learn from this common sense approach taken by this Minnesota court !?