YES,Mr.Harper,exporting our natural resources is in the Canadian National interest.. but please use a common sense plan that minimizes the probability and consequences of ocean bitumen spills ! The LNG industry required decades to solve their transport and storage issues—and LNG now seen as the ‘darling’ of the petroleum industry..
Government talks about some ‘world class’ bitumen containment and recovery method..Where is the scientific STUDY carried out by an independent research group,funded by the bitumen industry and government –for comparison with the proponent’s studies ..to demonstrate openly ,to the public,that bitumen spills can be contained and recovered successfully –in typical ocean conditions !
We await this STUDY –or must we rely on lady luck..
In the meantime Mr. Harper,you must adjust the west coast bitumen export plan and order that just one ,jointly managed, pipeline scheme be built ,from Alberta to Port Simpson OR VICINITY and eliminate increased BITUMEN TRAFFIC in our busy ,environmentally sensetive waters— which generate billions in revenue annually !