The decision to export Alberta bitumen , typically, should follow …an ‘OPEN’ public hearing .However, in BC, the public was barred from appearing ,when they wished to express their great concern about the multi-fold increase in the number bitumen laden tankers in our environmentally sensitive, multibillion dollar revenue generating waters.
Energy East(trans Canada) will transport more oil,over 4000 kilometres ,in just one pipeline system –so WHY DO WE REQUIRE TWO PIPELINE SYSTEMS ??Instead ,BUILD just ONE pipeline system to transport Alberta bitumen to a smarter location on the BC coast !
The NEB has found the sloppy pipeline proposals submitted to be deficient in 354 areas(Enbridge 206 ‘conditions’ and Kinder Morgan 145 ‘conditions’ ) !!
The ‘risk/probability’ science ,cleverly, has avoided by the NEB and our leaders.. No ,world-class, independent, world class, SCIENCE-BASED , RISK ANALYSIS studies were offered ??
A Washington State, EPA funded ,study of increased marine traffic, in our shared Salish Sea ,CONCLUDED “…simply…there is no guarantee that RISK increases ….. can be fully mitigated.” Our NEB chose to, NOT REVIEW this available report—!