BC pipelines land and shipping routes were decided with little consultation with BC communities..
Yes there was a ‘Harper-rigged’ ,pipe-liner friendly, NEB hearing process .…The new Prime Minister has already made up his mind…on several issues…without applying any of the promised science…and we dither on..
OK what to do…? Arrange for the ‘bosses’ , Ian Anderson and Al Monaco ,to meet in the Calgary Petroleum club…A quick call from the Prime Minister could kick this off…consider this a first step in providing his offered ‘pipelines mediation’ service …to discuss a new PLAN.
Build ONE smart pipeline from Alberta to an open-ocean shipping terminal near Port Simpson and let Alberta ship whatever amount of dilbit it can supply…but not through the busy southern (Gulf Islands) marine passes…or island bound Douglas Channel
Yes, we love our trees and kiss our salmon…we want everyone to enjoy them…even the countless Albertans that own and enjoy much of our ‘still’ oil free beaches…and the salmon fishing waters…
Love you all…please come, AGAIN …!
“… Burnaby has asked …(Kinder Morgan,(KM)) to address concerns……responses …have been evasive,….(the) report is …very scary….their (KM) emergency plan is secret …”
Surely KM have plans for upgrading their aging Burnaby mountain-side oil storage tanks,etc. . Recall recent media story that forecast a Richter scale, level 9.0 quake..Local neighbours will be happy to know that ALL Kinder Morgan tanks will be ready ?
Alberta needs to get it’s growing bitumen production to market…Here’s how to FIX the Alberta dilemma AND the BC PIPELINES MESS … A simple PLAN….build ONE, Alberta to BC PIPELINES SYSTEM , terminating at Port Simpson ,likely a publically acceptable BC coast shipping location—to supply world markets. This PLAN eliminates behemoth bitumen laden tankers from most BC busy harbours,narrow shipping passes,island bound channels, sensitive fisheries and nearby environmentally sensitive shores .. .This PLAN is a common sense approach for minimizing the probability of ocean bitumen spills ..which we CAN DO…—SO DO IT,DAMN IT !
Imagine the joy in BC communities..as Enbridge leaves Douglas Channel and Kinder Morgan ‘cancels’ twinning project !
….and expect to see smiling faces in the voting booth—come Oct. ,2015 !!