In The Canadian Public Interest !

http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rthnb/whwrndrgvrnnc/whwrndrgvrnnc-eng.html   “The purpose of the NEB is to regulate pipelines … in the Canadian public interest…” !

The BC public  may be satisfied if  the pipelines plans were  ‘adjusted’ to MINIMIZE the probability of bitumen spills in Douglas Channel and other the busy  marine passes,harbours,sensitive environments,world class  travel sites ,etc.  , that generate multibillion dollar TOURIST business and FISHERIES revenues  …..

There still , is NO INDEPENDENT,SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN method to contain or recover an ocean bitumen spill… in typical ocean conditions..!

In the Canadian (BC) public interest…  let Mr. Harper instruct  the NEB to direct Enbridge and Kinder Morgan to change routes and jointly  operate a combined pipeline system (possibly in common pipe line corridor)from Alberta to Port Simpson—which provides open ocean access to world markets for Alberta bitumen..This route eliminates the behemoth bitumen tankers in our sensitive,busy  waters .

Since the wannabe pipe liners and the NEB chose,from day one, to ignore ‘the BC public (concern) interest’ about bitumen spills in our waters

they  are left now with one option…

FIX the  PIPELINES MESS NOW.,in the COMMON SENSE way….or does Mr. Harper  suggest that Canadians   should choose to await  the possible ‘pup’ Justin solution ??

 

Your move Mr. Harper !

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 ..