Liberal (BC) incumbent Jane Thornthwaite … tells North Shore News (April 27,2017)…. feels satisfied the risk of Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP)… is ‘low’….and benefits … ‘worthwhile’ …Ask southern BC community leaders ! Christy Clark’ government was given a billion dollars ,the BC ‘fair shair ‘ , by Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline … to deal when environmental issues ,etc…possibly ,to handle dilbit spill with the yet unproven dilbit containment and recovery contraption !. …!!
The proposed 7 fold increase of dilbit laden tankers in our busy waters ,borders on the insane…! Let Prime Minister use the promised independent science …and assign tankers to scientifically proven , lower risk waters…!
Yes, build one smart pipeline from Alberta to a tanker loading terminal where larger tankers can enter the open Pacific through lower risk waters..…likely near Port Simpson ?
The southern BC waters are already burdened with many tankers…serving BC and Washington State customers…The suggestion that these newly proposed dilbit laden tankers should be assigned to sail in these already busy waters…let our northern BC cousins share some of the ‘tanker pain’…seems fair !
Carl Shalansky, P. Eng. (Retired)