Prime Minister must not approve pipeline proposal

World-leading spill recovery would only capture small portion of taker spill

To the editor:

My letter is about why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must not approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Recently, I watched a seal struggling with a huge salmon in its mouth about 100 feet from the seawall near Dundarave Pier in West Vancouver.

When it had the salmon securely in its mouth, it immediately came to the seawall directly below me in a way that appeared to be its way of celebrating its successful catch with me.

This event has encouraged me to continue with my promotional activities to encourage the federal government to say “no” to the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, which, if approved, could result in large oil spills in the Vancouver/Gulf Islands/Victoria area – killing millions of salmon, other sea life and birds.

Prime Minister Trudeau and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark must accept that a world-leading marine oil spill response, prevention and recovery system would only be able to capture a small portion of a major oil spill from a huge oil tanker.

Prime Minister Trudeau must not approve the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.

Norman Gibson

West Vancouver