Recently the Enbridge ,Northern Gateway proposal ..was turned over by NEB to government to deal with the ‘209 conditions’(deficiencies)…somehow ? OUR PUBLIC BROKERS (those we elect to government) must see that deals are negotiated (via NEB,etc,) that offer fair and safe outcomes for the corporation AND the government (public)! The recent small bunker spill in BC presents OUR PUBLIC BROKERS a golden opportunity to insist that Mr. HARPER fix BOTH ‘poorly- conceived BC pipeline proposals ! Luckily we did not have to to deal with a humungous BITUMEN LADEN TANKER (the ‘BIG ONE’ !) ‘hung up’ on rock ,in some narrow passage ,at tide change, with a gale blowing…,in the island-bound Douglas Channel or a relatively busy Salish Sea passage….while everyone awaits the ‘EFFECTIVE’ Harper ‘world class’ BITUMEN CLEAN-UP AND RECOVERY CONTRAPTION.. ! THE IMMEDIATE IMPACT OF SUCH A LARGE SPILL IS IMMEASURABLE..and would greatly affect the flora and fauna..AND BC’ multi-billion dollar tourist business. Many very large oil spills are recorded online… . many feel that our turn is coming ,unless we act NOW to minimize the probability of spills from that BIG ONE ! Could be EASY… build a combined Enbridge/Kinder Morgan bitumen pipeline from Alberta to Port Simpson ,a relatively lower marine traffic area…and ship Alberta bitumen to world markets.. Also,this arrangement would allow for a northern ‘spill’ clean up /recovery centre—with locally positioned special equipment and trained local workers …leaving existing southern spill management services in place.