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Crude oil tanker ban for B.C.'s North Coast ordered by Trudeau

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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 11:28 AM
This is GREAT news for the west coast of British Columbia!! With all the news of attacks in France it got buried in the news cycle. Alberta will be really pushing alternative pipelines now so I can't think this bodes well for other locations, but for now it looks like Enbridge has been stymied.

Environmental group suggests moratorium would kill pipeline proposed from Alberta to Kitimat B.C.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for a moratorium on crude oil tanker traffic for B.C.'s North Coast.

Trudeau outlined the directive in a mandate letter to Canada's transport minister, Marc Garneau, on Friday. In it, he asked Garneau to formalize the agreement with three other ministries: fisheries, natural resources and environment.

It's unclear what impact a moratorium would have on Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry bitumen from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. The project was approved in June 2014 with 209 conditions.

"This ban ends the dangerous Northern Gateway pipeline proposal," said Karen Mahon, from ForestEthics, an environmental group that advocates for the protection of B.C.'s coast. "Without tankers, crude oil has no place to go, that means no pipelines, no oil trains moving tarsands to the northern B.C. coast."[/exnews

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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 11:52 AM

If regular civilians knew the ulterior motives to these crude oil shipments, their heads would spin. Let's just say these tankers have been known to leave a snail's trail of pollution in route. Eventually, this will lead to an "accident". Canada's fishing waters are one of the last sanctuaries left.

Big Oil already destroyed two of the largest fishing and sealife havens for the West's seafood supply with the deliberate "accident" by BP in the Gulf of Mexico, and the engineered shaking that lead to the Fukushima disaster. Despot multinational corps like Monsanto, can't monopolize GMO seafood, so they devitstate it instead.

Seafood has some of the most essential nutrients in fighting all forms of microbe, viruses, germs, and parasites, that result in the majority of human's health problems.
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posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 02:26 PM
I remember there was quite a lot of controversy as well about Enbridge piping more oil thru Pipeline #3 by saying it's an existing line so wouldn't require the extensive permitting since the US killed the Keystone Project. Dug up an older article and was glad I did since it outlines other alternatives being reviewed.

Endbridge’s pipeline system

Tantamount to a smaller version of the Keystone XL, Canadian energy company Enbridge’s system of pipelines connecting Alberta with Texas refineries began carrying crude oil in January, sending about 400,000 barrels of Canadian oil-sands crude to the Texas Gulf Coast.

As interest in the oil sands began heating up, Enbridge began increasing the capacity of the Alberta Clipper Pipeline, one of its main oil pipelines running southeast out of Alberta. The pipeline carries tar-sands oil from the Edmonton, Alberta, area to a terminal in Superior, Wis. Enbridge also plans to replace and upgrade another pipeline called Line 3, which runs parallel to the Alberta Clipper.

Where the Alberta Clipper and Line 3 end in Wisconsin, Enbridge’s newly expanded Line 61 Pipeline picks up, carrying tar-sands oil to the company’s Flanagan Terminal south of Chicago. Line 61, which originally carried 400,000 barrels of oil per day, was upgraded to 560,000 barrels per day in 2014, and the company is currently in the process of doubling its capacity to 1.2 million barrels of oil per day.

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