First ,Enbridge,then Kinder Morgan (KM) showup with there ,multi-billion dollar profit generating venture –Each offer an ill-conceived, bitumen pipeline and shipping terminal proposal …..leaving BC with the inevitable bitumen ocean spill potential problem ….! Such a deal !
There is no known scientifically proven bitumen spill containment/recovery technology…In the meantime we must minimize the probability and consequences of ocean bitumen spills -–by keeping bitumen laden tankers out of our busy shipping lanes/harbours ,and the multi-billion dollar revenue generating tourist locations !
Alberta requires a pipeline from Alberta to a suitable open sea port on the BC coast—which exists at Port Simpson……
Now K.I.S.S. ! Let Mr. Harper instruct (in the Canadian public interest) that the NEB order both of the wannabe pipe liners to combine their pipeline operations into one ( common corridor) joint operation and to terminate at Port Simpson… which provides bitumen tankers open access to WORLD MARKETS. Imagine—no increased bitumen tankers in busy southern BC waters and no bitumen tankers threatening Douglas Channel ..
With these changes our leader might be able to convince many(enough) BC ‘electorate’ to accept this common sense pipeline concept..
Your move Mr. Harper ..