Let politicians know we oppose Northern gateway

There seems to be a fifth column in Kitimat under the guise of an unelected economic development committee...

There seems to be a fifth column in Kitimat under the guise of an unelected economic development committee, busily scurrying around trying to muster support for Enbridge in order to get their garbage oil – bitumen – intoVery Large Crude Carriers.

Answerable to nobody, they somehow will try to tell you that just because Methanex shipped out one million tonnes of product without any problem, Enbridge will do that too.

Comparing methanol with the garbage oil Enbridge wants to ship through our area is a stretch that is beyond imagination.

Bitumen is a concoction of oilsand, natural gas condensate, is extremely toxic and cannot be recovered when it gets spilled, in water or on land.

The pipeline will cross well over 700 fish-bearing streams and follow a major river and there is no guarantee the pipeline will now have a failure.

The terrain alone will tell you that rockslides and avalanches will occur. We had major gas line breaks and the garbage oil pipeline will not be immune to those same conditions.

Now a sane person would say, “Why not refine the bitumen at source in Alberta, provide employment for thousands and then ship it through a smaller pipeline to Vancouver, following the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline and using smaller tankers?”

Of course, the bottom line may not be so profitable, but it would be a lot safer than what is proposed today.

British Columbia will be taking all the risks and have very few benefits from this project as it now stands.

Walmart has more employees than the lousy 30 jobs that remain in Kitimat when the pipeline is finished.

In my opinion the review started at Kitamaat Village is rigged and has become political. Harper has jumped the gun already and is favour of the project.

The only thing that will stand in the way is the opposition from  the North.

Let these politicians know we are against this project as it now stands.

 

Hans Sanou,

Kitimat.

 

 

Just Posted

Board of Education hires independent consultant to review SD82 reassignments

Review will not change recent decisions but will gather input, says board chair

Prince Rupert marine business adds second catamaran to its fleet

100-passenger Aurora was launched this year for the Rio Tinto Kemano tunnel project

Indigenous voices finally heard with final MMIWG report, says Northwest B.C. advocate

The report contains more than 200 recommendations to multiple levels of government

Terrace-area gold project shows strong promise

Juggernaut Exploration hopes this year’s drilling will follow last year’s exceptional program

New protocol will better assist victims of sexual assault

Victims of sexual assault are set to benefit from the completion of… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Update: Two shot, two arrested at Toronto Raptors victory rally

The team and several dignitaries, including Justin Trudeau, remained on stage

Oil and gas sector cautious as deadline on Trans Mountain decision nears

Trudeau government expected to announce whether it will approve pipeline for second time on Tuesday

Skipping school costs a dozen B.C. students chance at a new car

Cowichan’s Jared Lammi showed up and won $5,000 cheque toward vehicle, but he can’t drive

Most Read