… when there is really “nothing to negotiate”.
Robyn Allan’s article Premier Clark and the numbers behind ‘a pipeline-for-a price’ (iPolitics: July 30 2012) deconstructs the BC Liberals’ posturing on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline and looks at the false narrative that Christy Clark is playing out.
A self-proclaimed pro-pipeliner, Clark said she’d await the National Energy Board decision in late 2013 before informing British Columbians of her considered position. It didn’t matter that the Harper government was clear this project was to go ahead — and just to make sure it had the final say, forced through changes to the National Energy Board Act.
It didn’t matter that B.C. had given up its sovereign right to undertake environmental review on the issue by signing an Equivalency Agreement in 2010 to accept the Federal process. It didn’t matter that B.C.’s public interest was unprotected. The thoughtful consideration charade was to be played out.
But then, reality struck. …
… and the overall reality is that spills are inevitable, too much of the land route is inaccessible and the dilbit is toxic and virtually impossible to clean up.
Check out this well-written article.