PUBLIC INTEREST IGNORED !
Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) proposal required a 7 fold increase in tanker traffic in in our busy ,environmentally stressed waters. No independent risk assessment was prepared for TMX .The NEB ‘saw fit’ to accept only the TMX risk assessment… The NEB’ responsibility is to protect the public interest….they did not !
Had an independent risk assessment been offered for PUBLIC debate the TMX proposed tanker routing might have shown unacceptably risky.
Recall when the PM once told us that governments issue permits,but ONLY communities give permission. No southern BC communities gave permission.
Recently, our Science Minister explained that “We need to be basing our decisions ……on facts…..and …. SCIENCE “! Let our scientists show where the lest risky routes are located…
Better late, than sorry !