Vancouver has  taken a stand against the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) and made a submission to TMEP Ministerial Panel..…

The National Energy Board (NEB)  refuses to allow cross examination i !…. How is this in the public interest ??

The TMEP dilbit export plan  will increase 7 fold the number of dilbit laden tankers sailing our busy southern BC waters… … Trans Mountain, (Kinder Morgan) submits that ….there are no impacts….that cannot be mitigated ”  !  Meanwhile a US EPA funded risk assessment (for Salish Sea ,etc.) ‘Concludes  …  there is no guarantee that risk increases due to traffic increases can be fully mitigated.”

Canada has a stable of scientists…why not have them ,possibly in cohort with some international risk assessment experts, search for a less risky tanker routing plan…?. Mister Prime Minister …we expect our government to do the ‘due diligence ‘ and find the least risky tanker routes on our coast that would reduce the probability of a dilbit spill on coast…in the public interest ?

Tanker loading ocean terminal location remains as the key issue !