LET PM FULFILL PROMISE—TO LISTEN…

NEB Quote;

“By considering all the evidence that is presented  ….. the NEB … to make decisions that represent ….interests and concerns of Canadians. “!

Therein lies problem  ……ALL the  evidence(science) was NOT presented

Kinder Morgan, no doubt, have scientific studies that show the NEB ‘the science’ about their new pipeline/shipping plan,along with the proposed mitigating procedures and equipment…?

Local / Provincial governments should have recruited  world class experts to produce  an independent scientific risk assessment,etc. ….

To appear at the NEB , now ,with anecdotes about past ‘leak’ incidents..gives the NEB little evidence, to challenge the Kinder Morgan  science !

To help the public have meaningful input, the NEB could issue a ‘condition’  ,in the public interest, that requires the local groups to pool their resouces…and within a stipulated time period,have their own scientific studies completed for presentation to the  NEB …before  final NEB recommendation is offered to Cabinet…

The PM then can satisfy his promise to listen…and let science help make better decisions..!

 

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SCIENTISTS COUNSEL…LEADERS DECIDE…

 

 
In 1978 Andrew Thompson ‘concluded’ that oil tankers should not be permitted in the BC North Coast .. ....The Thompson report included much anecdotal comment  …and little, if any, science..
Trans Mountain’ current expansion proposal is  not acceptable to the BC public…again little independent ,scientific study was offered…
Trans Canada supplied  much of Canada and the US with natural  GAS for several decades…now, this underutilized pipeline becomes  a profitable OIL transporter..and  Energy East ,is born  ……will science play a role to help you decide   ?
 PM Trudeau ,orders  oil tankers be banned from Northern BC waters..effectively killing the Enbridge Northern Gateway project,as proposed..Where’s the science , please ?
Northern Gateway and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers(CAPP)..appear ready to discuss issues.. 
Northern AND Southern BC waters are valuable and precious …Would it not make make more sense to study ALL  the issue before deciding ? Happily ,PM Trudeau seems to love our scientists..so let them HELP US develop  the best options…,THEN YOU can make that  imperfect decision !