Any plan would be ‘quicker’ than that endured to date ! Build NEW ,larger capacity pipeline from Alberta to an export terminal near Port Simpson which coincidentally removes many of the Appeal Court’s issues related to the increased tanker traffic.
The Prime Minister, could follow up with your offer to mediate (with First Nations), and bring a fruitful conclusion to this critical national issue !
The assessment/design of a new pipeline system would be supported with Governments new Bill C 69 ,with a more rigorous assessment criteria ,thereby addressing many of the issues ‘omitted’ by TMX and the NEB during the original assessment !
A modified Oceans Protection Plan(OPP) could still go ahead ,as we still find ourselves short of adequate resources to deal with the typical spills such as the Bella Bella incident.
Should the PM be successful in negotiations with First Nations then consider the joint-use facilities right of way concept and possibly a west coast refinery ?
I suggest that this would be a more community acceptable plan.
Carl Shalansky, P. Eng. (Retired)