This expansion of pipeline capacity will see at least 1 super tanker, maybe 2 per day loaded with Alberta bitumen leaving Vancouver harbour everyday, this is a good thing, I think..
Now before you blast me, I am opposed to tar sand development, I am against shipping oil west when we still are importing 780,000 barrels a day to the east coast, i`m terrified of a super tanker spill on the west coast, that would destroy are coast for generations or longer, inland spills also worry me much..
But here`s the deal, I see 2 things going on here, the massive pipeline capacity expansion, 40% more than originally proposed, why was the proposal expanded so...I suspect that Stephen Treason Harper sees a northern wall of protest, he is coming to the conclusion that he will be removed from office before the court challenges are completed, First Nations are opposed and won`t be bought for pennies, in fact even staunch Conservative Bernard Schulmaan states, and believes that Enbridge can`t be pushed through without settled land treaties, I am no fan of Bernard, he`s a corporate lobbyist and I was rather shocked with his shot across the bow article he posted yesterday..
When I read that article from Bernard my radar started twitching, something is afoot..
Then today I read this headline and the pieces came together.