A PRACTICABLE PLAN EXISTS

Recently, our Science Minister explained that “We need to be basing our decisions and policies…. on SCIENCE” ,supporting statements made earlier by our PM. !
The NEB ‘bought’ the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline risk assessment data . In the public interest, the NEB should asked for an independent risk assessment which identified less risky tanker routing .!
BC Premier Designate will make Premier Notley ,PM Trudeau, and BC community leaders smile as they see a common sense , plan evolve where dilbit laden tankers are no longer travelling our environmentally sensitive, multi-billion dollar visitor industry, job creating waters ! Some suggest that a Port Simpson shipping terminal location would create a more acceptable dilbit export plan.
The public recognizes that pipelines and tankers will be necessary for some time yet…or does the new government have some other practicable plan ?
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CREATE A WIN-WIN PIPELINE SOLUTION..

Approval of  diluted bitumen (dilbit) export plan  backfired on PM Harper and Premier Christy Clark…As proposed ,dilbit laden tankers must travel  BC environmentally sensitive waters and related, lucrative, multibillion dollar ‘visitor’ related job creating industries ..

Recently, our Science  Minister explained that  “We need to be basing our decisions and policies on facts…..and on SCIENCE !

Recall Mr. PM that YOU  once promised to use science when deciding…has your Minister misspoken ?

Meanwhile the NEB accepted carte blanc the Kinder Morgan ‘ risk assessment data…and ,in the public interest, the NEB  were never shown an independent risk assessment !

OK Premier Designate…here’s your chance to create win-win project …and make  Premier Notley.PM Trudeau, and BC community leaders all smile as they see a common sense ,publically acceptable dilbit export plan evolves,as dilbit laden tankers are removed from BC busy, environmentally sensitive waters…

The public recognizes that a sensible ,minimum risk designed pipeline and tanker routing plan will be necessary for some time yet…or do you have some relatively short term alternative plan for fulfilling  BC’ industry and public immediate energy needs…Maybe  ask Mr. Weaver to explain …?

 

 

DON’T MESS WITH BC VOTERS….

Did  the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP)project cause the BC Liberals to pay the ultimate political price  ? The Liberals chose NOT TO LISTEN and lost key southern BC ridings…Now Premier elect Horgan gives fuzzy signals about TMEP…or will he and Weaver ‘figure it out ‘,and pave the way for the next election ,by supporting this economically vital export plan. Harper’s gone(remember him).Must we wait until Oct 2019 for the next ‘victim ‘ …or will PM Trudeau alter  his maddening decision to approve the ill-conceived TMEP ?!

The issue of  concern always has been about that inevitable diluted bitumen (dilbit) spill as tanker traffic is increased 7 fold   …thus  greatly increasing probability of significant adverse impact on our multibillion dollar visitor ,environmentally related,job creating, ‘visitor’ industries !

 

An  opportunity still exists to earn those vital export revenues ….for all  Canadians …simply by locating the dilbit shipping terminal where departing tankers would have open  access to the Pacific.

Simple as that !

THE BC PUBLIC WILL DECIDE…

The BC public helped ‘take down’ two governments as they showed their dislike  of the goofy Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline project (TMEP). Government conveniently ‘forgot’ about their claim to use science  as they clumsily APPROVED our Prime Minister’s ‘PREFERRED’  pipeline…. An independent ,expert scientific risk assessment report would have offered the NEB an opportunity ,in the public interest, to determine which dilbit export marine terminal location   offered  best ‘protection’, for the environment .

The government science ‘farce’ continues…  Our Science  Minister explained that  “We need to be basing our decisions and policies on facts…..and on SCIENCE !…”as she announced Government’s intention to appoint a Chief Science Advisor ?

A recent  Senate ‘Pipeline Study’…  made …recommendations on “how the government can restore legitimacy to the pipeline approval process”… which we  assume will be ignored…!

 

Let the INDEPENDENT  science (risk assessment) happen…and determine which marine port location offers the least probability of a tanker marine spill…and then approve this science based process.

 

BC PUBLIC WILL DECIDE….

 

 

 

Have the governments not noticed…how an  angry BC public ,utilized  the ultimate hearing process ,the  ballot box…and  contributed to ‘taking down’ 2 governments….and now wait for Oct 2019…

 

 

Stephen  Harper Federal   government goes down !

 

The  Trudeau cohort ,Christy Clark, ‘liked’ the ill-conceived  Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP)  …. Public  concern remains  about the inevitable diluted bitumen (dilbit) leak from the greatly increased number of tankers in our busy waters..  Trudeau Government  approved ,the goofy TMEP …with no independent ,science based risk assessment .

Christy Clark BC Provincial government  goes  down !

 

Revenue generating , pipelines are vital for Canada’s economy…A solution stares us in the face ,that reduces probability a tanker sourced dilbit leak from  a tanker . Build one smarter pipeline ,from Alberta to BC coast terminal, that offers tankers direct access to the open Pacific…

 

 

Carl Shalansky, P. Eng. (Retired)

Blog: https://redfern3359.wordpress.com/

(604) 986-4657

THE BC PUBLIC WILL DECIDE…

Have the governments not noticed…how an  angry BC public ,utilized  the ultimate hearing process ,the  ballot box…and  contributed to ‘taking down’ 2 governments….and now wait for Oct 2019

Stephen  Harper Federal   government goes down !

The  Trudeau cohort ,Christy Clark, ‘liked’ the ill-conceived  Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP)  …. Public  concern remains  about the inevitable diluted bitumen (dilbit) leak from the greatly increased number of tankers in our busy waters..  Trudeau Government  approved ,the goofy TMEP …with no independent ,science based risk assessment .

Christy Clark BC Provincial government  goes  down !

Revenue generating , pipelines are vital for Canada’s economy…A solution stares us in the face ,that reduces probability a tanker sourced dilbit leak from  a tanker . Build one smarter pipeline ,from Alberta to BC coast terminal, that offers tankers direct access to the open Pacific…

 

MINIMUM RISK OPTIONS ONLY…PLEASE

Any wannabe dilbit exporter must show the  BC public or any would-be investor an ‘unvarnished’ ,independent expert scientific risk assessment of the proposed tanker marine routes throughout  the BC coast ….!

 

Our new Government leader once told  us about the importance of ‘science’ ….and ‘listening’ ! Now ,from Rome, we heard him say “the…decision we took on the Trans Mountain pipeline was based on facts and evidence ….! Our Minister of Science says “We need to be basing our decisions and policies, on facts, on evidence…. AND  on SCIENCE !…

A  recent Senate   report (now buried ?)….  recommended on “how the government can restore ‘legitimacy’ to the pipeline approval process.”

 

Surely our advisors and scientists ,if so instructed, would confirm where there is a less risky marine route available that would permit Alberta to send more dilbit for export …!

Instruct our  NEB or Chief Science Advisor to do an independent risk assessment ,and  confirm that there is a relatively  ,SAFER, marine route  available, that would permit Alberta to ,ship dilbit, to the BC coast terminal ?

Build ONE PIPELINE  from Alberta to a dilbit loading terminal that gives  dilbit laden tankers   less risky ,wide open access to the Pacific…

 

Carl Shalansky, P. Eng. (Retired)

 

(604) 986-4657

 

 

DITHER NO LONGER….BUILD NOW,,,

 

Yes ,the Federal Government has the ‘power’ approve the TMEP…in the National Interest…so long as they remain in power, and the public do not become too unruly   …and the project remains profitable…

 

  1. Will the ‘newly concocted’ BC government be able to de-rail this ill-conceived ,much disliked export scheme…?
  2. Southern BC communities have already expressed ‘their concern’ about that inevitable tanker related diluted bitumen (dilbit) spill …in our coastal waters…as noted with recent BC election result…
  3. The courts have yet to be heard from…

 

  1. Lots of Alberta oil headed to  the US…but so far we do not know what ‘chunk of the profits’ President Trump will demand…potentially further shrinking the revenues for  the Alberta government , oil producers, and Kinder Morgan  !

 

  1. Yes Canadian want to see the VITAL revenues earned with our resource exports… …so let’s build a smarter pipeline that generates vital revenues…while minimizing the potential for dilbit spills in our busy waters…
  2. Build one ‘smarter ‘ pipeline system from Alberta to a location on the BC coast that offers ‘larger’ tankers  direct access to the open Pacific .. then eliminating any added tankers in our busy  VANCOUVER Harbour , the  International Salish sea…or the island bound Douglas Channel…

 

 

DITHER NO LONGER,BUILD NOW !

 

Yes ,the Federal Government has the ‘power’ approve the TMEP…in the National Interest…so long as they remain in power, and the public do not become too unruly   …and the project remains profitable…

 

  1. Will the ‘newly concocted’ BC government be able to de-rail this ill-conceived ,much disliked export scheme…?
  2. Southern BC communities have already expressed ‘their concern’ about that inevitable tanker related diluted bitumen (dilbit) spill …in our coastal waters…as noted with recent BC election result…
  3. The courts have yet to be heard from…

 

  1. Lots of Alberta oil headed to  the US…but so far we do not know what ‘chunk of the profits’ President Trump will demand…potentially further shrinking the revenues for  the Alberta government , oil producers, and Kinder Morgan  !

 

  1. Yes Canadian want to see the VITAL revenues earned with our resource exports… …so let’s build a smarter pipeline that generates vital revenues…while minimizing the potential for dilbit spills in our busy waters…
  2. Build one ‘smarter ‘ pipeline system from Alberta to a location on the BC coast that offers ‘larger’ tankers  direct access to the open Pacific .. then eliminating any added tankers in our busy  VANCOUVER Harbour , the  International Salish sea…or the island bound Douglas Channel…

Carl Shalansky, P. Eng. (Retired)

Blog: https://redfern3359.wordpress.com/

(604) 986-4657

 

Everyone in BC ‘out of step’…so what else is new !

A media report tell us that our ‘Eastern lad ‘ …says the province’s NDP and Greens, who oppose the Trans Mountain Extension Project(TMEP) project, are “wrong” in their position. Reminds me of the WW 2  story where a mother claims that all the  marching soldiers were out of step…except for MY son…. !

… Let’s put aside all the rhetoric and deal with the  entire dilbit export project, and all of its ramifications …openly . Recently our   Minister of science told us.. …. “We need to be basing our decisions and policies on facts, on evidence and on SCIENCE …” …remains as our Government position…I assume ??

So what to do…let those thousands  of government scientists prepare a risk assessment  that identifies the marine routes that offer the least likelihood of a tanker spill incident on the entire BC coast…….

Yes, build ONE PIPELINE  that terminates at a location that gives open-ocean access for tankers to enter the Pacific… …and thus removing additional dilbit laden tankers from active , island-bound, waters such as Douglas Channel, Burrard Inlet…or the international Salish Sea waters…..our Washington State neighbours watch nervously….

 

Carl Shalansky, P. Eng. (Retired)

Blog: https://redfern3359.wordpress.com/

(604) 986-4657