The pipeline will be built , signals Mr. Harper ! ‘ NO WAY’ says Vancouver Mayor Robertson !!
The established pattern for the NEB is to ignore the massive public outcry about unacceptable bitumen tanker routes …an ‘UNTOUCHABLE’ issue it seems ! The ‘TOO DIFFICULT’ issues become ‘CONDITIONS’—-and are left to be resolved by ‘others’ …so much for the public interest !
The ball is in Mayor Robertson’s court…HE could help FIX the PIPE LINES MESS with much support from colleagues—and ultimately the PUBLIC ..
Form a ‘BC Action Committee’ of staff , consultants ,citizens and media to help prepare and present A PLAN for a superior ‘common corridor’ concept ! With the ‘ACTION Committee PLAN’ as guidance–convince Mr. Harper to direct the NEB to order ENBRIDGE and KINDER MORGAN to,where feasible, build and operate the pipeline system jointly ,within a common corridor , from Alberta to Port Simpson……to deliver Alberta bitumen to world markets . And thus minimize the probability of ocean bitumen spills in our busiest waters , environmentally sensitive areas , fisheries,Douglas Channel,etc..