“By considering all the ‘evidence ….. the NEB … to make decisions …..in interest … of Canadians. “!
A Washington State, EPA funded ,’expert’ study CONCLUDED “…simply…there is no guarantee that RISK increases (in Salish Sea)….. can be fully mitigated.”
Also,where is the proposed BC ‘Think Tank’ ‘..is to study the ‘RISKS OF MARINE SHIPPING’ ..in BC waters ?
Too little ‘evidence’ was presented…to the NEB…
The NEB evaluates technical ‘competence’ of the proposals…The ‘lay’ public make their best effort,likely with cultural/historical anecdotes( but no expert science) to challenge the proposals….
Because the publics’ appeals ,to date,have been ineffective… the NEB is left with no option..but to recommend approval !
It’s still not too late to ask the local/Provincial governments to produce expert environmental ‘hard ball evidence’ …which might give the NEB and Federal government sufficient data to order another study…. to develop a publically acceptable bitumen export plan… !
So far the ‘pea shooter’ counter attack has not done the job..!