Many worry about the potential damage resulting from a bitumen spill ,which could impact BC’ multibillion dollar tourist businesses Our new leader told us that he would LISTEN and use science when it comes to making decisions..but then HE decides ,somehow ,about the preferred pipeline and shipping corridors..??
Some world class scientists in
Washington State, with EPA funding ,studied increased marine traffic, in our shared Salish Sea ,CONCLUDED “…simply…there is no guarantee that RISK increases ….. can be fully mitigated.”
Recall the Harper promised BC ‘Think Tank’ ‘..is to study the ‘RISKS OF MARINE SHIPPING’ on BC coast ……where is it ?
The pipeliners do have some science,prepared for them, that suggests the BC public ‘need not worry’….
OK ,so what to do…. ..retain world class risk study experts to give the BC public a chance to see INDEPENDENT risk study results..
Dependent on the stiudy findings the BC public could be willing to listen to a compromise ,science-based pipeline plan that transports bitumen to market… …. one that MINIMIZES THE RISK of bitumen spills !
Let our leader follow his own ‘script’…of listening and utilizing science ,BEFORE DECIDING …to convince us that he is ready !