Exporting natural resources exports , is vital for our national economy.
So—what went wrong ?
The pipeline proponent shows up at the Hearings with mounds of glossy reports..for the National Energy Board to review … and make eventual recommendation to the Federal Cabinet !
As the Hearings proceeded it became apparent that the NEB recommendation,WHATEVER, would be approved BY GOVERNMENT ..”IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST” !
The local governments and interest groups made some attempt to ‘be heard’ but most gave up as ,in the opinion of some,the hearings became a CHARADE..and a farce !
We know that Justin Trudeau ,while campaigning ,told the media that he ‘agreed’ that the Kinder Morgan twinned pipeline scheme was best !?? During a campaign one might draw hasty conclusions ..to ‘guide’ an undecided electorate….it’s been done before ?
Let our, now beloved ,scientists and senior environmental gurus counsel Prime Minister Trudeau, and the NEB ,about a simple ,SINGLE, pipeline scheme to deliver Alberta bitumen to world markets…while minimizing the probability of bitumen spills in the busy,international Salish Sea ,Burrard Inlet,and Douglas Channel..
Voila…pipelines mess fixed !