Whenever the hollow assurances of “pipeline safety” or similarly such are brought up by oil sands-pipeline proponents, it should be noted that there can never be true pipeline safety, nor anything near it.
One need only consider what a major tectonic-plate shift – which B.C. is overdue to experience – of even just a metre, with the fault zone land shifting in opposing directions, would do to any strength or solidity of the proposed Northern Gateway twin pipelines.
They’d breach, to put it mildly, leaving behind detrimental environmental consequences, very potentially throughout countless pristine and eco-sensitive regions of B.C.
Frank G. Sterle, Jr.