http://www.langleytimes.com/news/261310991.html tells us that “Kinder Morgan has changed the preferred routing for its proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline project in some areas and wants more time from the National Energy Board to answer more than 10,000 intervenor-submitted questions.”
YES ‘CHANGE THE ROUTING’—BUT HERE’S THE PLAN THAT B.C. PUBLIC COULD ACCEPT—otherwise there may be no new pipelines until someone arrives in Ottawa that discusses,listens ,then plans—a strange concept for bullies—–The present ‘ready ,shoot,aim ‘ method will not work today !
We know that Alberta has lots of bitumen and requires pipelines to get this product to world markets—Canada thrives on it’s raw material exports—
OK, but why have the pipeline proponents assumed that they could run their lines willy nilly wherever the hell they choose..??
Yes ,we know that Mr. Harper is connected at the hip to the Alberta oil patch community —but to assume that the BC Lotus Landers will accept either pipeline ,as proposed , is dreaming-–just forget it ! If Ottawa,Enbridge and Kinder Morgan (KM) don’t get the message ,yet—then you ’ll get the message come Oct 2015..when the real NEB (National Election Ballot) will make the correct decision !
To assume that BC would accept these behemoth bitumen tankers in our narrow,island bound inlets and channels,busy passes,etc. confirms that Canada’s energy planners all still live in a cave.(what plan ?).Forget the Douglas Channel ,ill-conceived plan , and the silly Kinder Morgan twinning idea that increases ,by orders of magnitude ,the number of bitumen laden tankers ,thus potentially threatening us with bitumen spills, in southern BC waters (Burrard Inlet,Gulf Islands,and the narrow ,busy island passes—Haro Strait, Boundary Pass,etc,),and the shores of Vancouver Island and our U.S. neighbour’s waters and shores..
Yes. We heard that the shipping is not a KM concern—Well we say it should be of great concern—but since the wannabe pipeliners do not give a damn –let us help you to find a logical, common sense path for Alberta bitumen to get to world markets.
Enbridge and Kinder Morgan to combine their pipeline systems and and bring them ,from Alberta ,to a terminal location at Port Simpson vicinity and ‘voila’ most of the BC concerns are addressed—No tankers bobbing around in our ‘island free’ Douglas Channel—or the tricky path to the Pacific..and in the south ,the Kinder Morgan TWINNED pipeline disappears !!…And joy,no need for another NEB ‘gab fest’ …
Surely KM will be upgrading their 1953 pipelines and storage tanks to handle the ‘BIG ONE’ ,which was speculated to be a 9.0 Richter scale magnitude—just asking ?