Why are we mak­ing things worse?

RE: NEB Ap­proves En­bridge Line 10 Project (Jan. 27)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

How dis­cour­ag­ing to read about the NEB de­ci­sion to pro­ceed with Line 10 through the City of Hamilton. It seems clear that cit­i­zens were not con­sulted about im­pacts on wa­ters, farm­land and wildlife. The NEB did im­pose 46 con­di­tions but En­bridge does not have a good track record for man­ag­ing pipe­lines.

Will the City mon­i­tor and in­sist that the 46 con­di­tions are met? Will the City chal­lenge the NEB de­ci­sion that al­lows En­bridge to leave the old pipes in the ground?

Th­ese are con­cerns, but the fun­da­men­tal ques­tion re­lates to hu­man sur­vival. Why are we ac­cept­ing in­creased trans­port of fos­sil fu­els, when we say we have com­mit­ted to re­duc­ing emis­sions and to fight­ing hu­man habi­tat de­struc­tion (cli­mate change)? Why are we go­ing along with mak­ing things worse? Rose Jan­son, Hamilton

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