Fortuitously, we’ve just witnessed democracy in action — WHERE ,the ultimate public hearing, the NATIONAL ELECTION BALLOT (NEB) made the logical decision….. to review these publically unacceptable,ill-conceived, bitumen transport plans—by Enbridge and Kinder Morgan …Most would like to see a scheme where the threat of bitumen spills in our billion dollar tourist businesses ,in those environmentally sensitive areas,are minimized.. or eliminated .. Stay out of Douglas Channel,Burrard Inlet and the Salish Sea ..this easily done !
As David Atkin notes in his editorial ….” either Mulcair …. believes there is a way to bring Alberta crude to Pacific tidewater while protecting the environment….OR ..?
….. FORTUNATELY, THERE IS A SENSIBLE WAY….to do that..
BC’ ,carefully managed , export and import facilities..already accept significant associated risk.. .AND BC SHOULD NOT BE PRESSED TO ACCEPT ,these badly conceived,publically UNACCEPTABLE projects.
BITUMEN LADEN TANKER TRAFFIC , would impact,UNNECESSARILY, our multibillion-dollar environmentally related revenue generating BUSINESSES ,in the island-bound Douglas Channel ,tricky island passes in the Salish Sea , and the busy Vancouver Harbour….
The NEB have already identified 354 conditions(deficiencies) in the ENBRIDGE and KINDER MORGAN proposals. A more acceptable tanker routing plan would see ONE PIPELINE SYSTEM from Alberta to Port Simpson …and maybe a refinery , with those good paying jobs ?
Someone needs to lead…please !