The new government plans to deliver on its earlier promises to use ‘science’ and ‘listen’…..during the upcoming Ministerial Review panel, local community , meetings.
As stated in recent correspondence(May 17,2016) with Minister Natural Resources ,The Honourable Minister Natural Resources, Jim Carr… states ”The Government recognizes the importance of infrastructure development…. to move resources to market…..the Government has developed a transition strategy…to enhance engagement of Indigenous Peoples, provide opportunities for Canadians to express their views and to ensure that decisions are based on science and facts.”
Canadians hope that the ‘modernized’ NEB will succeed in recommending a bitumen export plan, after listening to BC’ citizens’ concerns…and independent, expert , scientists.
After NEB review…we should expect a publically acceptable bitumen export plan…with ONE bitumen pipeline system, storage terminal…and marine route in an open ocean access location…Not Burrard Inlet, Salish Sea…or Douglas Channel.
The Enbridge and Kinder Morgan proposals are both unacceptable to BC citizens ..and a new better result is anticipated from the modernized, citizen and science based NEB recommendation. Let the new government decide…then move quickly to regain our vital export revenues ..
Carl Shalansky, P. Eng. (retired}