i'll admit to being somewhat of an environmentalist, but I'd also like to think i'm a realist at the same time. Yes the tar sands suck, but where else are we going to get our oil? The problem i have is all the BS enbridge keeps throwing around: creating thousands of jobs and creating a future for our province? - yeah right! What if the pipeline ended in prince george and there was a refinery built there instead of sending another raw commodity overseas like we already do with our timber? I know shit all about refineries or anything about processing crude oil, but would it really be that difficult to do something like this in BC or else where in canada? It would keep jobs in canada and prevent certain environmental disasters along our coast.
On a side note -
On May 18, 2010 Enbridge's Line 6B, which supplies refineries in the Great Lakes with Alberta bitumen, ruptured and spilled 20,000 barrels of diluted bitumen, a poorly studied mix of hydrocarbons, into Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Clean-up and remediation costs now total $765-million but only three of 39 miles of river contaminated have been reopened.
Yet Enbridge's current insurance policy only covers $575-million worth of damages or nearly $200 million less than the Kalamazoo spill. The Northern Gateway project alone would cross nearly 700 fish-bearing watercourses in some of the nation's most mountainous terrain.
not trying to stir shit up. I just don't know and would like someone in the know to splain things.