The proposed significant increase in dilbit tanker traffic ,as proposed by Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), is of great concern to southern BC communities.. ..with little convincing solutions /remedies being offered for handling spills from a severely damaged dilbit laden tanker …which could severely impact our major industry…the established multibillion dollar marine related ,established businesses.
Our now ‘unshackled ‘ Senate has just produced a comprehensive report http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/sen/committee/421/TRCM/Reports/FINALVERSION-PipelineStudy-2016-12-07_e.pdf
that severely pans the way in which our government has handled this most vital national export plan.
Let our now ‘elevated scientists’ , produce a comprehensive risk assessment for the entire BC coast…and locate the ‘least risk’ terminal and marine routes for these dilbit laden tankers…
Yes ,someone might have to deal with , a leaking tanker after hitting a bridge, a grounded/ruptured tanker, a political fanatic…or the most likely problem– respond to human error consequences .
Let’s put aside all the rhetoric and deal with the entire dilbit export project, and all of its ramifications …openly . As supported by our PM…when he recently told us.. …. “We need to be basing our decisions and policies on facts, on evidence and on SCIENCE !…”