Chief Bill James emphasized “the pipeline expansion affect entire ecosystems…from Orcas to humans……I hope your spirit will understand”. …
Lisa Wilson : “ Unless we do something …we’re going to lose this …”
“ Jeremy Wilbur… fishing gear lost ……tankers rarely stay in their …designated lanes…” !
This Trans Mountain Expansion …may bring us to the point of no return” ?
The U.S. has studied0 shipping traffic in the Salish Sea…. their report concludes (pg. 157) https://www.seas.gwu.edu/~dorpjr/VTRA/PSP/FINAL%20REPORT/PSP%20FINAL%20REPORT%20-%20DRAFT%20012214%20-%20HQ.pdf “To put it simply……there is no guarantee that risk increases due to traffic increases can be fully mitigated…”
Canada’s challenge is to minimize the probability of dilbit tanker spill with rigorous independent risk assessments of the BC/Washington coast.
.Canada’s 1978 shipping study suggests a port location somewhere north of Prince Rupert .(see attach)..
Lyne Mercier, chairwoman of the reconsideration board, said that spoken testimonies are a reminder of regional tribes’ tradition of oral history and that the information, “cannot always be adequately shared in writing ” Personal, oral presentations can be powerful …and difficult to evaluate…The Chairwoman has a challenge before her.