Recall when Al Monaco was chosen President and CEO at Enbridge…. soon after he was quoted in the press suggesting that there was a ‘possibility’ Enbridge might move out of Douglas Channel.. !!
Mr. Trudeau claimed … that SCIENCE and LISTENING were to be key elements when dealing with critical National issues… !
Where’s the independent scientific studies and risk analysis that supports a total oil tanker shipping ban on the BC north coast…while he apparently agrees that order of magnitude increased bitumen tankers in the south coast, is with no increased risk !? A recent Washington State(EPA) funded report concludes that the greater shipping traffic is not without increased RISK…as their scientific study concluded …”simply…there is no guarantee that RISK increases…can be fully mitigated..”
Also..where’s Fed (JULY 2015)announced ‘proposed BC ‘Think Tank’ ‘..is to STUDY the ‘RISKS OF MARINE SHIPPING’ ..on BC coast ?
This would be an opportune time for PM Trudeau,to revisit the hasty decisions to ban north coast shipping and order scientific review AND OPEN PUBLIC SCRUTINY of A NEW smarter pipelines scheme…
Suggestion..KISS …build just one pipeline system to transport bitumen from Alberta to BC coast…and to world markets…..Imagine a quicker,less costly plan..
All in the National Interest….who can argue with that ??