Yes,the MAIN ISSUE of concern for the BC pu
blic is fear of that inevitable bunker oil ocean spill —-in our busy, environmentally sensitive waters, which generate billions in business revenue and taxes .!
Can we afford to continue our DITHERING .
Which respected ,independent research institutions has Mr. Harper, and his oil pals contracted ,in the Canadian public interest,to carry out an independent SCIENTIFIC study to demonstrate his ‘world class’ bitumen spill handling system –in REAL OCEAN CONDITIONS ?
Alberta needs to market it’s abundant bitumen and BC needs to offer a reasonable ‘path’ to help gain the revenues which Canadians rely upon to help maintain our standard of living ! Come on smart leaders—LEAD,Please !—
There’s one interim,ready made practical solution to get the bitumen to market.;..NOW —by minimizing the probability and consequences of an ocean bitumen spill. There is no perfect plan..but we can restrict bitumen tankers to routes in
more OPEN waters..
The doable plan—build ONE (combined) BITUMEN PIPELINE SYSTEM from ALBERTA to PORT SIMPSON (or similar open ocean access ) terminal location. to ship to world markets…simple as that !
Carl Shalansky,(P.Eng.,retired) https://redfern3359.wordpress.com