Mayor Robertson might best wait for a ‘global’ consensus about climate change….in the meantime oil and gas are a major source of energy production, and provide significant tax revenue and good jobs..
Our politicians must to put together a strong case for ‘making a better’ bitumen export plan ..something which the BC public could accept !
Find shipping lanes that present the minimum probability of bitumen ocean spill incidents ..NOT IN OUR MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AND BUSIEST WATERS—- Douglas Channel , Burrard Inlet, the Salish Sea passages and the Island’s shores . These areas generate multi-billion dollar tourist revenues ,annually, for BC.
Fortunately, the vicinity of Port Simpson offers a better location for a bitumen loading terminal and provides relatively open access for Alberta bitumen to reach world markets….The solution then is for Kinder Morgan and Enbridge to build one ,simpler,jointly operated pipelines system ,from Alberta to Port Simpson..
The provincial city mayors/municipal leaders ,collectively,must ‘GO POLITICAL’ ! Also, we now have a perfect timing opportunity ,during local elections,for a Province wide-plebiscite about the pipelines SOLUTION .
Mr. Harper does not want face an unhappy BC public in Oct 2015.