Finally, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has taken a public position on the Northern Gateway pipeline!
Enbridge, the company behind the condemned pipeline through her province “has some pretty important questions to answer” following revelations of its inept handling of a July 2010 spill in Michigan. The spill dumped more than 3-million litres of crude oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River and adjoining wetlands.
“I think the company should be deeply embarrassed about what unfolded. If they think they’re going to operate like that in British Columbia – forget it. That kind of spill that happened in Michigan is not acceptable in British Columbia.”
What took Clark so long? The provincial NDP is strongly against the pipeline. Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair just made his position clear: the report is the “final nail in the coffin” for the Northern Gateway Pipeline. He wants it killed.
Still, the Premier has put Enbridge on notice. That’s a good thing. That’s leadership.