This morning in the Times Colonist, Thomas Gunton, director of the resource and environmental planning program at SFU and for BC deputy minister of Environment, wrote a succinct article outlining why the 5 conditions outlined by BC Premier Christy Clark to open BC to diluted-bitumen pipelines and oil tanker traffic could never adequately be met. The major eye-opener for me was that "Enbridge has set up a limited-partnership company to ship oil that fully exonerates Enbridge from liability" for any damages due to an oil-spill that surpass $1 billion. The expected cost of a partial cleanup are around $9.6 billion leaving BC taxpayers on the hook for the difference. And that's without taking into account the environmental devastation.
Forget it! We stand strong in opposition to such lunacy!
Link: Pipeline agreement is not in B.C's interest
On the left: A spirit bear, the unofficial mascot for The Great Bear Rainforest and pipeline protestor at the Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities National Day of Action
Photo: Andrew Murgatroyd