Environment Minister Ms. McKenna …..says that SCIENCE .and Canadian participation will be key to future pipeline assessments….and ,and ….during pipeline debate ??
Recall when PM Harper told us that SCIENCE,NOT POLITICS SHOULD HELP US DECIDE…..then muzzled scientists … ‘diluted’ NEB review procedures ! Then came the Fed (JULY 2015)announced ‘proposed BC ‘Think Tank’ ‘..is to STUDY the ‘RISKS OF MARINE SHIPPING’ ?
Some science DID HAPPEN …Washington State,with EPA funding ,studied increased marine traffic, in our shared Salish Sea .”The study CONCLUDED “…simply…there is no guarantee that RISK increases ….. can be fully mitigated.” This science was NOT HEARD by our NEB .. !
Pipelines and oil tankers will be with us for a while,yet…..the practicable ‘remedy’ would be to minimize the probability of that feared bitumen spill ..and with public participation and the ‘promised science’ the BC public should accept the resultant scientifically ‘concluded’ SMARTER PIPELINE AND SHIPPING PLAN .