Robyn Allan, former President and CEO of ICBC has written an insightful and informing paper “Proposed Pipelines and Tanker Spill Risk for BC”. (See www.robynallan.com).
Robyn Allan has written to Premier Christie Clark expressing concern that this province should not have signed away its right to conduct an independent environmental review of the Northern Gateway Project. Premier Clark and the Minister of the Environment have the power to reverse that decision by giving 30 days notice to the National Energy Board that BC will reclaim its right of environmental review.
There are two obvious threats that BC faces from tar sands oil:
Oil leaks and spills are a fact of life! If you go to Enbridge’s website and read the data on their 2010 spills, you’ll find that, of the 803,000,000 barrels they transported in the US and Canada, 34,258 barrels (160 litres per barrel) spilled.
You can help BC and its future generations by writing Premier Christie Clark of the concerns you may share with Robyn Allan. One hand-written letter, however short, is worth several emails.
The premier’s address:
The Honourable Christy Clark
Premier of British Columbia
Box 9041, Station PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 9E1