A note to Alberta ‘pipe dreamers’ who want to traverse BC lands and waters ..Please ,BEFOREHAND, discuss routing plans with local local leaders and officials !
The President and CEO of Enbridge was once quoted in the press about ‘the possibility’ of moving out of Douglas Channel (Kitimat) …..and now Alberta Premier,Jim Prentice says there are “other options besides Kitimat from which to unload unrefined heavy oil onto tankers” …and then days later ‘forgot’ what he’d said !.. And now we have he UBCM convention ready to challenge the dumb Kinder Morgan proposed routing through Burrard Inlet and the busy Salish Sea shipping lanes which potentially threatens these busy waters,and shores and waters in Southern BC and Washington state…
Since there is NO SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN, field DEMONSTRATED method, for handling bitumen spills in typical ocean conditions we suggest that you
Install your terminal and shipping routes where the probability and consequences of bitumen spills is minimized—that is ,NOT DOUGLAS CHANNEL—or the busy SALISH SEA SHIPPING LANES.. It’s simple; build ONE COMBINED PIPELINES SYSTEM from Alberta to Port Simpson…and from there ship directly to world markets.
Mr. Harper could now hear and work with our mayors ,and instruct the NEB to order a ‘pipelines route change’ ….and FIX THE BC PIPELINES MESS,NOW—and see happier faces at BC polls…in October 2015 !