Sometimes I read the news and I'm at a loss for words. I simply cannot believe things like this continue to happen and we're expected to believe Enbridge when they say we have no need to worry. Things like what, you're wondering.
Things like, “29 containers fall overboard en route to Prince Rupert,” the headline of an article that reported:
The container vessel known as the Cosco Yokohama encountered dangerous weather conditions in the Gulf of Alaska last weekend while traveling from Asia to Prince Rupert.
Next thing you know, 29 containers are lost at sea. Due to weather. In winter. Off the North Coast of British Columbia. Imagine that.
So, how can anyone think shipping tankers full of TAR SANDS CRUDE along this VERY SAME ROUTE can POSSIBLY be a GOOD IDEA???
P.S. My colleague John suggests yelling phrases that include all capital letters. I felt it was appropriate.
Katie Terhune is the Energy Campaign Manager for Living Oceans Society.