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There can never be safe pipelines

Yet another quake rocked B.C.’s northwest early Saturday.

Thus, whenever the hollow assurances of oil pipeline “safety” are brought up by oil 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 would do to any strength or solidity of, as a good example, the proposed Northern Gateway twin pipelines. They’d breach, to put it mildly, leaving behind detrimental environmental consequences throughout countless pristine and eco-sensitive regions of B.C.

Then, of course, there’s also the issue of our northern coast and its waters that are at risk by giant oil tankers.

 

Frank G. Sterle, Jr.

White Rock

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