Oil pipeline an environmental ‘time bomb’

No one can argue that Premier John Horgan was between a rock and a hard place when it came to a decision on the Site C dam project. To his credit, he made that decision early in his mandate, whether it’s right or wrong, the jury will determine over time.

However, there’s one decision that needs no jury and that’s the Enbridge pipeline.

Transporting raw bitumen is dangerous. If it’s spilled off our coastline, it will sink – and there’s no way to clean it up.

Bitumen, in its raw form has the consistency of peanut butter. To make it flow through a pipeline, a cocktail of super toxic chemicals must be added. These chemicals, when exposed to the environment, form a foul cloud that exposes negative health benefits to all life that comes in contact with it.

So for approximately 400 jobs, the entire coastline of B.C. is placed at risk, to shipping a raw product to a country that really doesn’t really like us, to be refined, with portions of it sold to North Korea, contrary to U.N sanctions.

Should any politician give the go ahead to this environmental time bomb, it would prove that everything we love and cherish about this magnificent place to live in, has been a place on the alter of greed and ignorance.

We pray that sanity will prevail.

Dave Crowe


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