right so enbridge basicly has been saying "this is what we are gona do and its the safest thing ever" and then a year later they say "now this is what we are gona do and its the safest thing ever" … wait a minute wasn't what you offered a year ago the safest thing?
So now you complain that they went back to the drawing board and improved their design?
One of my favorite quotes (which I sadly cannot remember the source, and I am paraphrasing here) is, "The most terrifying moment in my engineering career was when I realized that everything around me was designed by people as lost as I am."
Enbridge has a group of fairly smart people who are all human, who drank, partied, and fucked their way through 4 years of college. At the end, someone gave them a piece of paper that says others will listen to plans they draw up. They continued to draw up plans until they started to get a good idea of what works and what doesn't.
In the end, someone has to draw up the design based on the best they know, and present it to a group of their superiors who improve / change it with the best they know. Then, in a fairly short amount of time, it is presented to the board, who is told it is the best they can come up with and is economically viable. They vote to go for it, and suddenly some 23 year old's design is being presented to the world.
Give it a few years. Maybe technology has improved. Maybe half way through a 12 pack a new idea was drawn on the back of a napkin. Maybe someone went to a conference and saw an exciting new idea. There are a thousand maybes as to why that smart group of people wanted to change something, but in the end it is probably done because it is a good idea.
Yet this get vilified? What if they had stuck with their original design and a few years down the road something happens and you find out that in fact, they wanted to change it but they had already presented plan A (which is actually about plan T by the time it goes through the gauntlet), and some bleeding heart would be worried that they changed their plans.
That's the problem with cities, they're refuges for the weak, the fish that didn't evolve.
I don't want to google this - sounds like a thing that NSMB will be better at.