Janet Holder ,Enbridge executive, recently commented about Enbridge’ intention to build a safe pipeline..
Of course the Northern Gateway pipeline will be built to the high standards---after the 11th hour quick, half billion dollar, 'fix'.The problem with Enbridge is it's apparent lack of corporate 'interest' in operations safety---the US NTSB commented about this 'lack'.
WHO will 'care about' this proposed BC pipeline 10,30 or 50 YEARS HENCE.---Aging pipelines don't improve with age unless the owner 'gives a damn'!
Enbridge should do a better job of communicating but they stubbornly stick to their bullying tactics and the Janet Holder annoying ‘pretty picture’ ads--
There is no indication that the CEO or Corporate BOARD will talk to BC folks and convince us that they do 'care' and are willing to listen--it's just not the ENBRIDGE way!” Enbridge are very busy building pipe lines to, almost ,everywhere—and obviously don’t have the time !
http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/documents/p21799/81081E.pdf (summary) and then ask what Enbridge has done to convince you that they’ll operate differently on the Northern gateway project?
We see ,currently , lots of colorful full page ads by Janet Holder—pretty ads, but not communicating the message we want to see.Yes- there’s lot’s of talk about ‘nuts and bolts ‘stuff...but as another lady once said ‘where’s the beef ?
The Enbridge Kalamazoo, Michigan, nightmare is (was) a making of their own; see [US] National Transportation Safety Board reports.
A lack of commitment to operational training by management and of management can lead to nightmares. Management often will fall back onto the old dodge such as, “We followed all the regulations, standards of the day.”
Give me a break—systems start to become obsolete soon after start up. Further, leaders don’t follow standards, they set the standard—continually; that is during AND AFTER construction..
I don’t know the ‘public image’ solution for Enbridge ---but somehow we need to hear and see something convincing ; not from Janet Holder—but from the full Board of Directors—tell and show us how you’ve changed your organization and ‘culture’.
I’m hoping to see an OPERATIONS SAFETY EPIPHANY by the Enbridge Board...’ fessing up’ is good for the soul ,I’m told... I suggest that such an epiphany would be welcomed by the decision makers and the public, even at this late date
The apparent cooperation between TransCanada and the US hosts confuses me--why can't our(BC) wannabe pipeliners respond similarly--or am I missing something??
After reading the following—see link http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Pipeline+decision+time/7800039/story.html I became confused .(The Keystone XL oil pipeline is part of a 2700 km system stretching from Alberta to Texas). The article tells me-- ‘According to a new study...TransCanada found an alternative route that avoids Nebraska’s .. crucial aquifer..and numerous ecologically sensitive areas in the state....The article states that “the company (TransCanada)..addressed most every concern raised..agreeing to dozens of special conditions...during the construction,operation and maintenance phases....Finally,TransCanada has committed itself to taking responsibility,technical and financial,for any spills.”We hear little about Enbridge or Kinder Morgan and the ‘profiting’ project participants’(oil producers and shippers) agreeing to ‘take financial responsibility for ANY spills.’! Occasional mumbling is heard by these folks---but no firm commitment to pay for ALL spills! Conveniently,for them, the project participants profit as a group—regardless—but for A DISASTROUS SPILL ,in Burrard Inlet or Douglas Channel, or some remote ‘Kalamazoo like’ swamp land along the pipeline right of way, we’ll likely see a lot of finger pointing happening—leaving BC citizens to pay for clean up.That’s what confuses me ..no clarity about a commitment to pay...AND little apparent interest in reducing the probability and consequences of a spill(and unbelievably still ,sticking to Douglas Channel and Burrard Inlet routing). Unless we hear soon how these wannabe BC pipe liners will protect us from the inevitable screw up—maybe we should look at inviting new proposals? The oil will keep in the ground while we find the right proponent.We’re happy to assist our cousin provinces to transport their resources to market—so please, cousins, support us by telling the pipeline proponents to come up with some sensible schemes—that do not encumber BC residents unfairly.Seems fair.
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