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Clark Presses 5 Conditions for Pipeline

Friday, October 5, 2012 @ 3:03 PM
Premier Christy Clark  addressed  a packed  ballroom at the Ramada Hotel over the lunch hour – photo 250NEWS
 
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Prince George, B.C. – In four days, the Joint Review Panel will be starting it’s hearings in Prince George on the proposed Northern Gateway twin pipeline, but the matter made its way into an address by Premier Christy Clark in Prince George this afternoon.
 
In Prince George to address a special luncheon organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Clark reiterated the 5 conditions her government  says must be met by the project proponent before   it would be approved . “Five conditions have to be met, three of them are environment, one is about making sure First Nations are participating, which is an obligation set by the Crown, and then the last is making sure British Columbia gets it s fair share so all of them are equally important and they all have to be met, not just one.”
 
Premier Clark says she doesn’t know how much “B.C’s fair share” would be. “We have to sit down, the Federal Government, Alberta,  British Columbia and the private sector and agree on what the total quantum of money is.   There have been a number of studies done, they are conflicting no one really knows how much money is on the table in the first place and then we need to have a discussion on how we would, split it up. Right now in British Columbia, we get about 8% of the benefit of the project, and we take 100% of the risk, that is not enough.”
 
Premier Clark said she declined a request from the project proponent, Enbridge, to meet with them. “We are not meeting with Enbridge, they’re a proponent that’s arguing at an environmental hearing. We’re cross examining Enbridge at the hearings so I don’t think it would be appropriate for politicians to be meeting with them at the same time.”
 
She says if the pipeline were to succeed, “obviously there is going to have to be a pollution fund, particularly on the terrestrial side and we’ve talked about that already. The marine side is the Federal Government’s responsibility, we’ve got a long way to go before our coasts are protected adequately from oil spills today.”

Comments

It seems there is way to much money to be made by the oil industry for this pipe line to not go ahead. Every one has there price and that’s all enbridge is looking for. The right palms will be greased and the pipe line will go through.

Not without a big fight pgreddevil. First Nations will hold this up for a long time. There will be blockaids in the bush, people laying down infront of loaders. They stopped logging and they will stop this pipeline.

There are a lot of “No” Folks out there no matter how big the piece of pie gets.

Sorry Premier Clark, but you don’t even begin to speak for the people of this province anymore. You’ve got six months left, should you be greasing the wheels for your next patronage appointment?

First Nations will sign as soon as they get the money they want, its always the same routine with them. Stewards of the land until their price is met. It’s up to the rest of us to stop this disaster.

She was given the chance to reverse the course of BC Liberals but she stayed the same failed course of Campbell and co.

Only 7 months left to the Liberal’s final chapter in BC Politics.
Bye Bye Christy and co!

She says that “obviously there is going to have to be a pollution fund”

Which is the only condition that should matter… Until they can guarantee a spill will not happen, this project should not proceed!

On her last meeting with the Premier of Alberta she was told to take a hike.

There is no way that BC is entitled to a significant amount of money for this pipeline. If she tries to play hardball she might find that Alberta will not send any oil to BC, and the few refineries we have would shut down. If this happened all these people who oppose this pipeline would s..t their pants and immediately change their tune.

There has to be a solution to this problem, and Im sure that they will find one, but all Christy is doing is trying to get re-elected, and she’s using this issue to bolster her popularity.

I still expect an election within the next few months. I just cant see them waiting for 8 months when things get worse every month.

All the rats have left the ship. (almost) Campbell, Hansen, Falcon, Abbot, etc; The HST squad has been dispursed. All the **good news** announcements have been made.
LNG Plants, Mining opening up, jobs up, roads being widened and upgraded, Port Mann Bridge toll reduced by 50% with three lanes opened a couple of weeks ago. Contract with BCGEU signed. Contract with teachers signed. No fall session of the legislature.

Time to go to the polls. Look for an election call sometime soon.

One big rat left and he isn’t going anywhere soon. As a master of fact he is hoping to be elected

Hate to burst your bubble Palopu but BC has its own oil. Besides if Smellberta cut off the oil then BC could turn off the natural gas. Alberta kind of needs BC gas now doesn’t it.

Alberta has lots of natural gas, and in addition the oil companies own the pipelines, not BC, the pipelines also come under Federal not Provincial jurisdiction if they cross a border.

My point is, is that Christy is campaigning, and even she doesnt beleive a word she says.

As for the Christy hugger, he and his buddies are fully aware that if they get elected to an opposition Government, they can sit back on their butts and collect $95,000.00 per year for the next four years. How can they go wrong.

China is finding that it has a supply of gas that they can frack. This whole endeavour may be a waste of time and money.

Why frack something which can be fracked at any time, when you can buy feedstock from somewhere else, process it, and profit from the value you have added?

The Chinese are interested in resource security. Canada does not care about resource security.

The only thing that Cristy cares about is being reelected. If she gave a hoot about BC she would say no way to unrefined oil entering BC. We aren’t saying no to Alberta oil but it must be refined. Spoiling BC’s ecology for the privilege of a foriegn country to refine our oil is outrageous to say the least.

More sabre rattling…

I just read an article in the local rag about Enbridge wanting to meet with Christy Clark to talk about economic benefits of the pipeline for the province and she said no.

Christy said no to the meeting with Enbridge while the Enviromental Reveiw was taking place. Once thats complete you can rest assured that she will have that meeting.

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is dead.

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2012/10/enbridge-hearings-to-neb-panel-must-be.html

From the globe and mail.

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JEFFREY SIMPSON
You heard it here: Northern Gateway’s dead Add to …

The Northern Gateway pipeline that Enbridge proposes to build from Alberta’s bitumen oil to the Pacific coast of British Columbia is, for all intents and purposes, dead.

Yes, regulatory hearings before the National Energy Board will continue until the NEB approves the project. And yes, Enbridge will keep pushing for it. And yes, the Harper government, which is so publicly committed to the project, will continue to extol its virtues as part of the need to get Canadian resources to Asia.

But the project is dead. It has too many obstacles now, and there’ll be more in the future……….

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/you-heard-it-here-northern-gateways-dead/article4589760/

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I wonder how positive Alberta and Harper would feel about this project if we told them they had to put up a bond for 92% of the cost of a spill, and that Chinese workers would be doing the work they guarantee. I bet they would have issues with this project as well… but if they can just download it and make it all about their rights then its our problem not theirs.

In ten years time the oil industry will be competing with alternative energy in the form of solar, natural gas, and hydro that will be highly competitive… at that time will there still be the appetite to fund a huge environmental disaster?

She sure seems to change her story. One day it’s “not going to happen” the next it’s “we want more money” Make up your mind.

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