Posted by ezra in Broadsides
And if sanity ruled up the coast and the proposed Kitimat supertanker port scheme is killed, the Fossil Fuelers intend to simply pipe the stuff to Vancouver to the Burnaby refineries and local oil docks.
Consider the sometimes treacherous, Second Narrows bridge passage and couple that with a massively enhanced volume of supertanker traffic this scheme would entail and then – factoring in the full environmental and economic loss from a spill like that in Vancouver’s Inner Harbour – it’s ridiculous. The risk far outweighs the potential benefits – to British Columbia anyway. The risks borne by Alberta are almost nil yet their benefits are equally certainly guaranteed. We in the middle, British Columbians, are being double-teamed. It’s not right. This is where we’re entitled to expect our national government to intervene, to keep otherwise dominant players, from using us to our risk and their benefit.
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