Ask people of Michigan
Dear editor: In your editorial of April 11, you took the stance that the federal government should be able to force provinces to accept projects that they object to.
Further you say “Alberta has a product but B.C. is saying you can’t sell it.”
The issue isn’t about selling a product, it’s about forcing B.C. to accept, in our marine habitat, a product that if spilled can’t be cleaned up.
There was a spill of this same oil into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan and seven years later much of it has not been recovered. Diluted bituman (dilbit) does not act like regular oil that floats and can be skimmed of the surface, within a short time it sinks to the bottom.
The EPA ordered the oil company to dredge the river bottom and still there is an estimated 80,000 barrels that have not been recovered. Type “Kalamazoo oil spill” in your search and be educated on B.C.’s objections to this product being forced into our Habitat.
No B.C. resident aware of the danger is going to accept that risk and neither should the editor, you should be supporting our premier in his scientific stand on the issue.