posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 09:03 PM
Ex-BC here - and I am outraged, disgusted and feel like giving up. And I am a current Albertan surrounded by oil companies and people who make their
living with them. I hear both sides.
Yes, yes I understand we need oil, etc, etc but I came from Kitimat. I know what these waters are like. This is a disaster waiting to happen. And it
will. The Douglas Channel is ridden with islands and rocks and sandbars and it's not a straight thru line - it's hazardous, it's the stormiest area of
B.C., the tide changes to the degree where you only have shallows and you have to time the freight at the right time. There is a fault line in the
Douglas Channel. I could go on. The people of Kitimat voted no, the majority that is.
Harper doesn't care. He just wanted to make money from the Asian companies and destroy Canada.
I have no respect for Harper. He has given away water rights to Asian companies. They will rape the land, spit it out and take their money and leave
Yes I am all for progress BUT we have to do it in a sustainable and respectful way. Not just take and run. Oh wait I mean: not hand it over, watch
another country profit and then leave absolute destruction behind. One tanker spill is all it will take.
I can tell you that the people of B.C. will not put up with it. They care too much about ensuring that those who have no say will be taken care of. I
foresee trouble ahead.
Again I am not against progress, about creating jobs, about using oil - but we need to do it in the right way. We don't need to slam something of this
magnitude through just to get those Asian dollars.
This is a sad day indeed.
edit on 17/6/14 by ccseagull because: (no reason given)