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 !