Locals are concerned —though Woodfibre LNG Limited , vice president,said that LNG shipping is”absolutely safe, ….”- http://www.nsnews.com/woodfibre-lgn-concerns-aired-1.1814379#sthash.gtYcUNrs.dpuf
We’ve heard similar claims by bitumen shippers !!
In it’s early days (1940’s), LNG had some ‘bad days’. After much research ,this industry can legitimately claim… ‘No accidents leading to loss of cargo have occurred over the history of maritime liquefied natural gas transportation.’
Now,and in spite of BC public concerns, Enbridge and Kinder Morgan intend to send many behemouth bitumen laden tankers through some of our busiest and environmentally sensitive waters—while having NO scientific,independent research showing a PROVEN method for handling that inevitable bitumen spill —in typical ocean conditions..
In support of Canada’s economic need to export our resources… we need look for a common sense ,compromise, SOLUTION….Let’s minimize the consequences of a bitumen ocean spill by allowing shipping routes only where their is the least probability of a spill—or major environmental damage..! STAY OUT OF ISLAND-BOUND DOUGLAS CHANNEL—and THE BUSY,AND GETTING BUSIER ,NARROW OCEAN PASSAGES IN THE SALISH SEA. Independent studies show that the risks increase as traffic increases.
Recent headlines confirm that there’s no perfect transport infrastructure (pipelines ,rail,ships,aircraft,autos etc..) ! We can however insist that industries prove their serious commitment to making the situation better.Recall when Mr. Harper counselled,said—’let science help us to decide—NOT POLITICS !’—good counsel Mr. Prime Minister ..now get your oil pals to listen !!!