Pipeplines

Resident responds to the MP's comments about oil pipelines

Well, I for one am certainly convinced.

MP Colin Mayes wrote in this newspaper (Oct. 17), “Any pipeline built in Canada today will need to conform to our government’s new environmental regulations – the most stringent in the world.”

The plan is for tar sands oil flowing through these new stringent pipelines to be pumped into ocean-going vessels in Kitimat and exported overseas. Every man, woman and shareholder is going to benefit, growing rich thanks to the oil profits trickle-down theory.

Less than two hours after reading the amazing Mayes’ article, I read another one, equally impartial, from the CBC. Whereas the Mayes’ article had the headline, “Pipelines are needed,” CBC’s said, “Container ship full of oil, diesel adrift off B.C. coast,” facing seven-meter waves and high winds, in danger of running aground on the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), just to the west of Kitimat.

Oops.

Dorothy, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

 

Jerry Reitman

Vernon