A pipeline next door: Canadian project means 34 tankers a month in our waters – Seattle PI.com


Joel’s take on the upcoming pipeline through Vancouver. When he goes “one step beyond” and blames the “radical/huckster wing of the local environmental movement” he is just losing me. As if he is the personal guardian angel of the environmental movement because he has column on a web site that is not read much anymore. Joel, give me a call and come up to PT for an afternoon beer on the beach here at our favorite watering hole.  You can join a couple of your old friends from the PI and Times, and a few other folks that you know. The first drink is on me. You need to chill out.

…. Nobody in public office, and certainly nobody in the radical/huckster wing of the local environmental movement, has begun developing a response to  the pipeline next door. It’s coming. The Canadian federal cabinet, on or before December 19th, is likely to approve a tripling of the TransMountain Pipeline, which carries oil from Edmonton, Alberta, to Burnaby just east of Vancouver. The completed pipeline would have a capacity to 890,000 barrels, more than the Keystone XL pipeline.  The bitumen oil, from Alberta’s mammoth tar sands project, would be bound for export to Asia.  Joel Connelly reports. (SeattlePI.Com)

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/A-pipeline-next-door-Canadian-project-means-34-9223269.php

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