Kitimat resident says Northern Gateway project must go ahead

There are 4 comments on the Prince George Citizen story from Jan 11, 2012, titled Kitimat resident says Northern Gateway project must go ahead. In it, Prince George Citizen reports that:

Residents of the Haisla First Nation attend public hearings for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project in Kitamaat Village, B.C., on Wednesday January 11, 2012.

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James B Herd

Nanaimo, Canada

#1 Jan 20, 2012
They,Enbridge,are trying to make everyone feel snuggley and safe by saying that they will reduce the speed of these tankers for safety reasons,but anyone that has any knowledge of boats knows that if you slow the speed down then the less steerage you will have as it takes thrust from the propeller,over the rudder,in order to steer,meaning these tankers if slowed down will actually have less manuverability and the chances of a crash are emminent.Also,Enbridge has added that these ships will have a couple of tugs to assist them through our waters,once again and as it has already been said,these tugs and pilot boats do not have enough power to push around these huge ships and especially in incliment weather conditions that are so prevalent on our northern coast.In other words"There WILL be an accident and spill sooner than later and most likely SOONER.Enbridge must be stopped NOW.
DougM

Victoria, Canada

#2 Jan 20, 2012
The fact is that there has been a pipeline in BC for forty years. The other fact is that our population is aging and retiring - and will cost even more money for the ever increasing spiral of Health Costs. We used to have 3 "have" provinces - BC Alberta and Ontario. Ontario is now $276 billion in debt, BC is, depending on the year a have (barely) or a have not. People keep wanting Health Care, electricity, education etc but they don't want to have the industry and commerce to pay for those things. Seems to me that everyone who is protesting should have the guts to put their money where their mouth is. If the Natives don't want the shares and money for Enbridge - find, but with Rights, there are Responsibilities - they should be forgoing Federal funding. If people want to sign a protest - no problem - they should be formally stepping out of Public Health Care. In BC (some people don't want Dams but we do want electricity - we don't want logging but we want wood for our houses and jobs for our workforce, we don't want pipelines, but we do want Health care. Eventually we have to start making people responsible for their choices. May as well start now.
just saying

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jan 20, 2012
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#4 Nov 6, 2012
..YES...Yes..!!..the local Native/Indian Chief's are very...smart,here...GOOD..Grea t....(+)...yada u u..Oil and Gas ..Onward...

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