We wait Mr.Harper’s decree to ‘allow’  construction of  Kinder Morgan and Enbridge)pipelines ….in the ‘NATIONAL INTEREST’ !  Democacy be damned !

Concerned citizens  are not allowed to speak about ‘silly’ issues such as—tank farm failures/fires –bitumen ocean spills from tankers in our busy,environmentally  sensitive waters (Douglas Channel,Burrard Inlet,Salish Sea) that support multibillion dollar tourist revenue businesses and yes,national trade !

The public wait for the ‘live demonstration’ of  Mr.. Harper’s  promised ‘world class’ bitumen containment and recovery contraption…hopefully soon to be demonstrated in open ocean conditions ? You know—at night,during tide change,during  a howiling gale ,while bitumen laden tanker is hung up on a reef or  ??!

Yes modern transportation carriers may have pilots on board,yet even so ,may  ‘fail’—or ,because some ‘OTHER person’  who -–lacks training,is angered/distraught,vengeful ,has medication/alcohol issues ,is a religious/political fanatic,hanky panky,etc.??..

.Remember,pipelines don’t fail;PEOPLE fail  pipelines. Ships don’t just sink unless ‘assisted ‘by a PERSON—Airplanes don’t   just fall from the sky..unless helped by PEOPLE.. As such,the BC public do not wish  to sanction these unnecessarily  risky pipeline proposals ..

The  ‘new’ NEB process is a sham,some say ..! BUT MAYBE the upcoming National Election Ballot(real NEB ) could make things right..?

Democracy sometimes slows down matters  but here’s opportunity for the PUBLIC to direct our wannabe pipe-liners to LISTEN ,finally !

There is a  simpler,safer way, to ship  bitumen  to world markets—meanwhile our leaders dither ,Alberta frets , and export revenues suffer needlessly !!


Hooray—we now have an expert’s  report that tells us to ‘beware’..of the bitumen spill threat ( Tsleil-Waututh Nation releases their assessment of the Kinder Morgan project ),confirming our worst fears……but no doubt  Kinder Morgan have their expert’s  report …Who’ll win ?  Wanna bet ?
Mr. Harper has already signalled that these pipelines —‘shall be built’ ,in the ‘national’ interest ….then why bother with these silly NEB hearings ?
Politicians watch the polls nervously as they await   REAL NEB ,( National Election Ballot) come October…..BC waits to counsel ‘new bunch’ in Ottawa… to build  a common-sense pipeline that minimizes the risk of a bitumen spill in our busy,environmentally sensitive waters…to quote  ,who astutely observed  “the environment is the BC economy..” .
Those that wish to traverse our lands and sail our waters had better learn to listen !!
BC infrastructure handles much of Canada’s resources,happily….a smart pipeline should be welcomed….so forget the proposed  dumb pipelines  !
Canada’s standard of living is directly related to resource exports….yet our leaders choose to dither… let  the REAL NEB decide ?