Potential oil spills are huge dangers

Thumbs down to Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion

To the editor:

I believe that by far the biggest issue regarding the proposed Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Project is the possibility of a major oil spill from an oil tanker that would devastate the beaches and the ocean in the Vancouver/Gulf Islands/Victoria areas.

In addition to damaging the region’s natural ecology, a major oil spill would greatly harm the quality of life for the people living in the most populated area of British Columbia, as well as the area’s vital tourist industry.

The only sure and safe way to avoid huge oil tanker spills in the Vancouver/Gulf Islands/Victoria areas is not to allow the proposed Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Project to proceed.

 

Norm Gibson

West Vancouver