There exists a comprehensive ,U.S. EPA funded, study.... “
..... to evaluate potential ......risk ...and ..... actions that could be taken to mitigate increases in oil spill risk .....................in the northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca ....”!
‘Conveniently’,this same US report was offered,but not heard, at recent ,Vancouver ,NEB public hearing of ‘Kinder Morgan’ pipeline twinning project .
Not to worry....“we (KM) will continue to be committed to MINIMIZING impact and PROTECTING the marine environment” and “it
U. S. native views”... ..ALSO “the ..NEB.. ....is now entertaining Aboriginal views...” Maybe KM/NEB could define ‘factoring’ and ‘entertaining’ ??
In the PUBLIC INTEREST, the NEB should contract for an independent,scientifically authenticated risk analysis in our waters for review by NEB (and U.S. EPA) ...
After the U.S. and B.C. public review the results of these ‘independent’ studies, the Canadian and U.S.governments might be forced to conclude that KM change ocean routing... and transport ALL THE BITUMEN from Alberta to a wide open port near Port Simpson,BC..which provides relatively open access to world markets..and leave the busy Salish Sea ,as is !
The National Energy Board(NEB) is an independent federal agency .....to regulate international and interprovincial ASPECTS of the oil....industries.. energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest..
Until we see INDEPENDENT,SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN,FIELD TESTED BITUMEN CONTAINMENT AND RECOVERY PROCEDURES—DEMONSTRATED IN TYPICAL OCEAN CONDITIONS we’ll want NEB (the‘public protector’) to do their job by telling the wannabe pipeliners to find more suitable,less threatening ocean shipping routes .
Every ASPECT of this Alberta bitumen EXPORT PROJECT needs to be publically reviewed. Has the shipping industry or KM offered world class shipping risk analysis studies for NEB to evaluate—? NEB could contact the US EPA—they have such a study , which our NEB refused to hear ??
Pipelines and tankers are a reality in our economy—but let THE BC PUBLIC decide when,where ,how and don’t expect BC public to accept THE ENBRIDGE or KINDER MORGAN SCHEMES, AS PROPOSED—there are better ways/routes to get the Alberta oil to market...which provide with minimum risk to our waters!
Or must we await the decision of the Ultimate NEB(National Election Ballot)..come Oct 2015 ?
A local newspaper asks –should we ‘toss up’ ?? see link at end ...Don’t ‘toss up’,—‘TOSS OUT’— Port Simpson is the best option for BC and Alberta! We should NOT unnecessarily increase bitumen volumes in our busy ocean waters ,and threaten our multi-billion dollar tourist revenue generating businesses with the inevitable ocean bitumen spill in our ocean waters ,onto shores or fisheries areas!Two issues WERE NOT CONSIDERED ADEQUATELY..during the reviews..1. There is no scientifically proven,(field tested) method ,for containment and recovery of ocean bitumen spills during typical ocean conditions—2. Until that ‘proven method’ happens we need to locate pipelines and ocean routes where the probability and consequences of an bitumen ocean spill is minimized.. Both pipelines ,as proposed, are ‘unacceptable ’ ..BUILD AN ENBRIDGE-KINDER MORGAN COMBINED PIPELINES SYSTEM FROM ALBERTA TO PORT SIMPSON which gives ,least risk,direct access to world markets AND REDUCES THE THREAT OF OCEAN BITUMEN SPILLS IN OUR Provincial ,multi-billion dollar tourist ,revenue generating ,businesses, in Douglas Channel and vicinity ,Burrard Inlet—and the busy shipping lanes in southern BC and Washington State waters.Mr. Harper needs to help his oil friends out of this BC pipelines mess...before it’s too late . http://www.burnabynow.com/news/pipeline-route-a-toss-up-between-westridge-and-burnaby-mountain-1.1399694
The sender of this email(see and view link at bottom) tells me that his (Canadian)MP says we don't have to worry (about Sharia law in Canada .... because )we give immigrants “paperwork” on proper behaviour when they arrive in our country (does this procedure COMFORT YOU ? ) ...should Canadians be made more aware ...of potential threats..? Also,maybe we should see the Belgian ‘paperwork’ ??
...the CSIS site tells me ... “In today’s world, it may be that the first line of defense in protecting national security is public awareness of the threat environment. Security is a collaborative effort between governments and citizens, “.....how can there be a collaborative effort if government tells us nothing ? Yes,CSIS prefers to stay in the background—understandable—but when I tried to send CSIS an email I could not find an email location—thus ,I send this to Mr. Harper,—maybe he could forward this to CSIS and comfort this ‘worried’ citizen ! We see Harper ‘prancing about ‘ offering Canada’s military(non-lethal) support in far away ‘places’---what’s he planning for our ‘place’ ? Where will Harper find the funding—I understand that Canada is ‘near the bottom’ when it comes to it’s share of funding NATO....is there a budget increase in the offing—can you hear the silence ?? view http://www.cbn.com/tv/embedplayer.aspx?bcid=1509282970001
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