LETTER: Let science determine best pipeline scheme

Dear Editor:

The B.C. public heard the Liberals say: the national energy board needs to be fixed.

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Our PM announced his belief in our scientists – so expect, in the public interest, that our scientists will produce a scientific study that shows we should have no concerns about the ever-increased shipping activity in southern waters. Then decide.

A Washington state study concluded: “... simply ... there is no guarantee that risk increases ... can be fully mitigated.”

Also, where is the B.C. think tank (announced by the Harper government in July) to study the risks of marine shipping on the B.C. coast ?

During the bustle of electioneering, Mr. Trudeau stated his preference for Kinder Morgan. Now’s the time, Mr. PM, to direct your scientists to show you, scientifically, that both B.C. pipeline proposals might be unwise.

A simple pipeline scheme stares us in the face. Yes, build one pipeline system from Alberta to a scientifically selected terminal location on our coast, to minimize the probability of a dreaded bitumen spill.

Carl Shalansky
North Vancouver

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