“By considering all the evidence that is presented ….. the NEB … to make decisions that represent ….interests and concerns of Canadians. “!
Therein lies problem ……ALL the evidence(science) was NOT presented…
Kinder Morgan, no doubt, have scientific studies that show the NEB ‘the science’ about their new pipeline/shipping plan,along with the proposed mitigating procedures and equipment…?
Local / Provincial governments should have recruited world class experts to produce an independent scientific risk assessment,etc. ….
To appear at the NEB , now ,with anecdotes about past ‘leak’ incidents..gives the NEB little evidence, to challenge the Kinder Morgan science !
To help the public have meaningful input, the NEB could issue a ‘condition’ ,in the public interest, that requires the local groups to pool their resouces…and within a stipulated time period,have their own scientific studies completed for presentation to the NEB …before final NEB recommendation is offered to Cabinet…
The PM then can satisfy his promise to listen…and let science help make better decisions..!