There is one more thing I've learned about oil tankers.
Delta is organizing a tour of the Village of Ashcroft's container terminal with Lower Mainland port, rail and trucking officials.
I suppose I'm like most people when it comes to assessing the risk of shipping oil by tanker. I want to know as much as I can about it, but it isn't always easy to find information or, in the case of opinion editorials, a different viewpoint. Notwithstanding, I have learned some truths about oil tankers over the past year or so.
NORTH Vancouver's Tsleil-Waututh Nation says a new report on oil tanker spill response proves the federal government isn't taking pipeline risks seriously.
Regarding your Jan. 20 Other Voices guest column, North Coast No Place for Oil Tankers:
The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC) has submitted another late study to rationalize the "truthiness" of the "low impact" of transporting large Panamax tankers with highly flammable and toxic jet fuel into the Fraser River, where they will then unload it and store it in a large tank farm on the south banks of the river upstream of a shipping bottleneck in the river - the George Massey Tunnel.
Kinder Morgan is not expecting giant Suezmax tankers in the Burrard Inlet, should the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion go through, contrary to the company's original pitch to investors in 2010.
CHIEF Justin George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation has made it clear he intends to make opposing Kinder Morgan's proposal to expand its pipeline a political issue.
Re: "Opponents to pipeline plans stage protests," Friday, Oct. 26.
When are pipelines good and when are pipelines bad? In my opinion, pipelines that keep toxic fuel out of our waterways are good and pipelines that bring toxic fuel to our waterways are bad.
ON an expanse of land in northeast Alberta the size of the Chihuahuan Desert, some 100 oil sands deposits are dotted with the drills and derricks that dredge up an average of more than eight million litres of oil every hour.
For literally decades Tsawwassen residents have successfully stonewalled any development of the Southlands. It has been their apparent intent to prevent any plebeian usurpation of their perceived lifestyle and privilege.
These are black and greasy days for Canadians who dare to believe that a livable environment is more important than wringing profits from shipping the world's dirtiest fuel.
For trying to defend the life-giving environment, my prime minister has labelled me a threat to national security. Stephen Harper has ground any pretence of democratic government under his heel as he and his menacing ministers attack all those who oppose the plan to poison B.C. with tar sands pipelines and massive oil tankers.
Re: Victoria told to stop suing local gov't, Sept. 30 Congratulations to the UBCM for standing up to the provincial government.