The Enbridge Board ,while at their recent first quarter financial results meeting , had a golden opportunity to announce their EPIPHANY, about their NEW operations/public safety CULTURE …NOW , 4 years since the NTSB chastisement about their 2010 CULTURE.
Enbridge , NEB,Harper, etc. all have chosen ,to ‘not hear’ the BC concerns about bitumen spills in our busy waters ,island passes ,channels , and harbours .
Kinder Morgan has behaved similarly, in this regard !
BC has a ‘SPECIAL’ concern about the Great Bear rain forest region,home to the white Kermode bears—and other critters. Trans Canada(Energy East) ,has LISTENED ,to Quebec’ public concerns, and will ‘not build’ a proposed new oil loading terminal ,on the St. Lawrence shores..because of the possible ‘effect’ on the white beluga whale calving area.. !
Also of concern,is the threat to our environmentally related businesses,which generate multi-billions(revenues and taxes) for the BC/Canadian economy.
Recently ,Enbridge SIMULATED a pipeline oil spill into a North Dakota RIVER..The BC concern is about a bitumen tanker spilling bitumen into our coastal OCEAN waters….say,during a night-time tide change,with a gale blowing,and a behemoth bitumen laden tanker hung up on a reef,etc….Let Mr. Harper ,with his ‘scientifically’ developed bitumen WORLD CLASS containment and recovery contraption…SIMULATE that for the public !
There is a simple solution to address this valid concern…combine both pipelines ,to terminate in Port Simpson, an area that would significantly reduce the probability of a bitumen ocean spill—while permitting Alberta to reach world markets—It’s now time for Premiers Clark and Notley to resolve this pipelines MESS !