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  •  Do you have some specific info on Enbridge? (4+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, kyril, Roger Fox, Agathena

    It is scary to think of tankers full of crude navigating the channel from Kitimak.

    •  Tankers have been cruising out of the BC coast (2+ / 0-)
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      Delta Overdue, Agathena

      already, for years passing Vancouver Island from Southern BC.

      Re: Enbridge-First nation says stay off our land, the GOP gov of Nebraska has nixed the Keystone, AL Gore is no on Keystone.

      Try to think like a savvy corporation, or uber rich oil barons.

      Adding a second line to the Morgan Kinder line can more than double the capacity. Facing opposition @ Enbridge and Keystone... what would you do?

      I've been following this for nearly 4 years, was an energy policy advisor for a Congressional candidate in '08. The Enbridge and Keystone proposals are not new, doubling up the Morgan Kinder line is new.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Thu Sep 01, 2011 at 02:00:28 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for helping me get educated. This whole (1+ / 0-)
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        thing has me pretty fired up.  Once I learned what is going on in the tar sands, I have been working hard trying to get everyone I know up to speed, and voicing concerns and objections.

        I would imagine tankers in and out of Southern BC use the inside passage, which is fairly industrialized.  I know Kitimat and Prince Rupert are pretty big coal exporters.  I hope that tar sands oil is not added to that.

      •  Here is a Vancouver Sun article talking about (2+ / 0-)
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        Roger Fox, Agathena

        the Kinder Morgan expansion.  It sounds as though it has been in the works for awhile (since 2004).  I'm not sure how influential the people of British Columbia are in the actual setting of policy, but the article states 80% of those polled in BC oppose more tankers.  

        The article also clarifies some information about port capabilities, and Kitimat can accommodate super tankers (4 million barrel capacity) while the port of Vancouver can only take smaller vessels (650K barrels).  Lets hope (and help) the First Nations pipeline rejection efforts are successful in stopping the Enbridge pipe.

        Anything that can be done to choke off getting this oil out is crucial.

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